Allotments damaged in Wallsend
Dated: 15 May 2012
Police are appealing for information after a series of criminal damages at an allotment site in North Tyneside.
On Monday, May 14, police received a number of reports of damage caused to allotments in Saint Peters Road in Wallsend.
The incidents happened between 5pm Sunday, May 13, and 5am Monday, May 14.
Four sheds were damaged and one set on fire. In one of the damaged sheds a dead pigeon was found and in another three dead chickens. The windows of three greenhouses were also smashed.
Inspector Kev Benson from Wallsend Neighbourhood Policing Team said: "We believe that the same person, or people, could be responsible for the damages in Saint Peters Road.
"These are mindless acts of vandalism and have caused a lot of problems for allotment owners and the community as a whole.
"We will not tolerate behaviour like this and I'd appeal for anyone who saw, or heard, anything or anyone suspicious in the area around the allotments on Sunday evening or Monday morning to contact us with any information."
Extra patrols are being carried out in the area overnight and anyone with any information is asked to contact police in Wallsend on 101 ext 69191.