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Pilgrim Fathers Memorial vandalism

More damage in Boston's public open spaces has occurred after vandals trashed fencing and litter bins at Pilgrim Fathers Memorial, Fishtoft over the weekend.

We believe a vehicle was used to smash through the fence and then race across the picnic area leaving tyre damage across the site. Broken fence panels, a destroyed litter bin along with car lights, a part number plate and discarded litter was left strewn across the picnic area and car park. The police have been informed.

Boston Borough Council has made an appeal for anyone who may have information which would lead us to identify those responsible. Anyone seeing this kind of anti-social behaviour can report it immediately by calling police on 101 and making a note of the location and time.

The latest vandalism follows from theft of plants from town centre planters and gardens and damage to trees, play equipment and picnic benches.

Cllr Claire Rylott, Boston Borough Council's portfolio holder for grounds and open spaces, said: "Vandalism is a nationwide scourge - it doesn't only happen in Boston. But wherever it occurs, the mindless behaviour of a few has to be paid for by all tax payers. It is such a disgrace and a shame that the few spoil things for the many. I would urge anyone with any information about this to pass it on as quickly as possible. And anyone witnessing anti-social behaviour should report it to the authorities as soon as they see it to maximise the chances of limiting the damage and catching the culprits."

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