Equipment vandalised in school grounds

PUBLISHED: 17:00 29 September 2013

Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Avon and Somerset Constabulary

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POLICE are investigating how a group of three or four youngsters broke into a school's grounds and vandalised equipment at the weekend.

A group of youngsters thought to be aged 12 years old allegedly broke into the grounds and vandalised equipment at Oldmixon Primary School.

Headteacher Martin Greenwood said it was a ‘very rare’ isolated incident and that he he was pleased with the support the school gets from the community.

A statement released by Avon and Somerset Constabulary said: “Between 3pm on Saturday and 1pm on Sunday the grounds of Oldmixon Primary School were entered and damage caused to play equipment. Some balls, buckets and spades are also missing.

“The incident has been reported to police and investigation has begun to identify the people responsible and locate the stolen property.”

Mr Greenwood said: “It is very, very rare. It is the first time in seven years that anything has happened of this nature at this school.

“A lot of the things we keep out we base on trust. We don’t want to lock things away.

“I am very pleased that the community of this estate supports the school. It is not a constant problem.”

Anyone with information about the incident should contact Avon and Somerset Police on 101.

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