Safer Neighbourhood officers in Bolsover are vowing to step up patrols after children’s nursery equipment was targeted by vandals.
In recent weeks, officers have received reports of damage at New Bolsover Primary School on New Station Road.
Offenders caused damage to the playground’s mud kitchen and fencing in the nursery area.
PCSO Ben Perry from the Bolsover Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “It seems in these incidents that people have climbed over the fence to access the school grounds and caused damage to equipment and property.
“We have increased patrols in the area in a bid to catch the people responsible and to deter this type of crime. My colleagues and I will not tolerate this and I would urge anyone with information about the incidents to please get in touch.”
New Bolsover School Senior Administrator, Wendy Fletcher, added: “We want to raise awareness of these incidents to the community so that local residents can help us to put a stop to this behaviour.
“The children were very upset to find their play equipment had been damaged and so were their parents and carers. We would like to nip this issue in the bud very quickly.”
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