Vandals target Hurst Grange Park play area in Penwortham

Posted on - 4th March, 2021 - 11:40am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Penwortham, Preston News
Hurst Grange Park taped off Pic: Facebook

Friends of Hurst Grange Park are appealing for information following vandals trashing the play area on Tuesday 2 March.


The contractor’s materials and equipment was damaged in the attack, the portable toilet was filled with sand and tipped over and resin used to lay the rubber surfacing was opened spilled.

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Police and fire services were called to the scene. Firefighters dealt with the resin spillage, which went on to the main path.

There was a worry that that the resin could be harmful to dogs paws, so part of the path has been taped off.

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It is believed a sharp knife was used to slash through the rubber bags and temporary restraints.

Friends of Hurst Grange Park said: “We understand that the path is safe now, but will remain taped off to ensure any remaining resin has completely dried.

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“A sharp knife was used to slash through one of the temporary retaining straps and bags of rubber. The thought of youths carrying such lethal weapons in Penwortham is very worrying.

“This mindless damage may well delay the opening of the play area.”

Anyone with any information should contact Lancashire Police on 101.

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