Claremont Park in Blackpool target of 'mindless criminal damage'

Claremont Park, which received a £288,000 investment last year, has been damaged by vandals.

Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 4:21 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 4:26 pm

Blackpool Police have released images of the damage vandals have caused to Claremont Park on Claremont Road in North Shore.

Nearly a year ago the park received a pirate-themed makeover after a £288,000 investment in March 2019.

The scheme was paid for by Blackpool Better Start as part of a programme of upgrades to playgrounds in deprived areas of the town.

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Claremont Park has been damaged by vandals. (Credit: Lancashire Police)

A spokesperson for Blackpool Police said: "The Policing Team on Claremont have been made aware of this mindless criminal damage on the park.

"A lot of effort has been made to improve the facilities for the community and it a shame that people are treating it like this.

"We are making enquires to find those responsible."

The damage comes nearly a year after the park received a 288,000 investment (Credit: Lancashire Police)
Police are calling the graffiti "mindless criminal damage." (Credit: Lancashire Police)
Police are making enquires to find the culprits. (Credit: Lancashire Police)