Police focus on schools in park vandal crackdown

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POLICE officers visited all the schools in a town where a war memorial garden was vandalised to drive home to youngsters the significance of what it meant to the townspeople.

Neighbourhood officers in Tring addressed classes of teenagers to ask them for information about the spate of attacks that took place at the gardens in the lead-up to Remembrance Day.

Police spokesman Olivia Finucane said: “We spoke to the youngsters about the significance of the gardens and what they represent and asked if they knew who was responsible for the vandalism to give us a call and a name.”

The park fell victim to vandalism in the two months after it re-opened following a £50,000 refurbishment by the council.

The water feature, an electric supply box and fence panels were broken and the timer for the fountain and lights were tampered with, at a cost of £3,020 to repair.

So far the police have not made any arrests but officers are taking it very seriously and the case remains open.