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Hadleigh Mayor Frank Minns horrified at 'calculated and planned attempt to injure young children' after nails and shards of glass glued to seats of swing set



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A Suffolk mayor has spoken of his horror after nails and shards of glass were found glued to the seats of a swing set in a play park.

The damage was carried out overnight between Wednesday, October 6 and Thursday, October 7 at a play park off Sarah Rand Road in Hadleigh.

Cllr Frank Minns, Mayor of Hadleigh, took to Facebook to express his dismay at the crime which left him 'horrified'.

Mayor of Hadleigh Cllr Frank Minns. Picture: Mark Westley
Mayor of Hadleigh Cllr Frank Minns. Picture: Mark Westley

He said: "This isn’t vandalism, like setting fire to a rubbish bin - this is a calculated and planned attempt to injure young children.

"A person who can do such a thing is dangerously abnormal and needs to be caught and stopped as soon as possible."

He urged anyone with information about the incident to contact the police.

Cllr Minns added: "The town and district councils, who maintain the various play areas, will do all they can to ensure they are safe until this person is caught.

"It appals me to have to ask you to do this, but please check any equipment before you allow your children to use it, and check the benches where you may want to sit yourself."

Hadleigh Town Council said although the Sarah Rand play area was not owned or managed by the authority, it reassured residents that its play areas at Timperley Road and Corks Lane were inspected every morning Monday to Friday.

Anyone with information, including anyone driving overnight on those dates who may have dash cam footage of suspicious activity, is urged to speak to the officers on patrol or contact Suffolk Police quoting 37/55944/21.

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