13th Apr, 2021

Vandals sought after Pinvin pre-school raid

Rob George 7th Apr, 2021

HEARTLESS vandals who targeted Pinvin Pre-School’s forest school are being sought by police.

Officers in Pinvin are appealing for witnesses and information after much-loved venue was subjected to criminal damage which destroyed much of the children’s ‘forest school’.

Between 4pm on the February 26 and 8am on March 1, vandals broke into the school grounds at Pinvin Memorial Hall where they threw plants and pots around, destroying them and leaving them strewn all over the floor.

The offenders then gained access to the children’s forest school and smashed various wooden structures and items for the children’s learning and enjoyment.

PC Dane Roleston-Lowe said: “The criminal damage is an act of mindless vandalism and selfishness.

“Targeting a pre-school and causing havoc for no reason, upsetting the children and the teachers is hard to understand. The pre-school is an important part of our community and as you can see when we visited the children, they were over the moon at the lovely gesture by a caring local person and yes, playing with the lights and sirens helped a bit too!”

“While the incident took place a month ago we would ask that anyone who has any information that can help us identify those responsible for the damage please get in touch.”

The pre-school were handed a boost with an anonymous donation of replacement flowers and plants.

Room leader Jenny Richardson said: “I would like to thank the person responsible for their very kind gesture which touched every single one of us here at the school. The children have planted the flowers and are really enjoying fetching water from the allotments and making sure the flowers remain healthy.”

Call 101 and quote incident number 22/15814/21 with information.

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