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Vandals slammed for smashing windows on new housing in Haverhill




The developers behind a new housing scheme being built in Haverhill have slammed the 'deplorable' vandalism that left five houses damaged over the weekend.

The vandals scaled security fencing to get on to the site in Manor Road before hurling rocks at five of the houses, causing extensive damage.

The development on the land once occupied by Westfield Primary School is being undertaken by Barley Homes, the development company set up by West Suffolk Council.

One of the houses on the Manor Road development damaged by vandals. Picture by Paul Cooper
One of the houses on the Manor Road development damaged by vandals. Picture by Paul Cooper

A spokesperson for Barley Homes said: "The police have been informed that five of the 37 new homes we are building at Manor Road suffered criminal damage over Easter.

"The culprits scaled the 6ft security fencing and threw rocks smashing windows and patio doors.

"Our contractors are now reviewing security arrangements to prevent any further incidents.

"We deplore this vandalism and ask anyone with information to contact the police, which they can do in confidence, by calling 101."

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