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Vandals land tax payers a hefty bill

A BILL of £1,200 has been handed to taxpayers after vandals struck in Brueton Park.

A BILL of £1,200 has been handed to taxpayers after vandals struck in Brueton Park.

The louts damaged a tree identification stand, snapped a six inch girth tree in half and ripped out a bin, throwing it in the river between 9pm on Thursday June 24 and 9am the following morning,

Councillor Tim Hodgson, cabinet member for the environment, said: “I’m appalled at this damage and can’t understand what the people who carried it out hoped to achieve, other than mindless destruction.

“As is always the case in such acts of vandalism, it is the taxpayer who will have to foot the bill for someone’s selfish actions. I would urge anyone who has any information about this to contact us or the police.”

Contact Solihull Park Rangers on 0121 704 8472 or West Midlands Police on 0345 113 5000 with any information.

 

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