‘Serious vandalism attack’ on Daventry Southbrook

GLASS was smashed, paint daubed around, and and flooring under swings has been ripped up at a Daventry play park.

Residents on Daventry’s Southbrook are being urged to stay vigilant and report any incidents of anti-social behaviour following what has been described as a ‘serious vandalism attack’ at a children’s play area on the Fishponds park.

Along with broken glass and paint being strewn around, the skate ramp has also been lifted out of the ground and abusive graffiti has been sprayed in various areas.

Daventry District Council’s Public Space team has cleaned up all the glass and debris, and is currently in the process of repairing the damaged areas.

Ian Vincent, managing director at Daventry District Council, said: “This is one of the most serious vandalism attacks we have seen and I would urge people living in the area to be vigilant and report any damage to the Council so we can repair it and make it safe for young people to play in.

“Our community safety team has recently put lots of work and effort into attempting to reduce anti-social behaviour in Southbrook, and officers will now be working with partners to look at what further steps can be taken to try to prevent this from happening again.”

If anyone wants to report damage to play areas within the district they can contact the council on 01327 871100, or alternatively to report incidents of antisocial behaviour they can contact Northamptonshire Police on 03000 111 222.