Youths set fire to bin and pallets on Cleveleys skatepark in 'mindless act of vandalism'

Vandals reportedly set fire to a bin and pallets at the skatepark in Jubilee Gardens yesterday (April 3).

Sunday, 4th April 2021, 2:26 pm

Police and fire crews rushed to the scene in North Promenade at approximately 8pm.

Shocking pictures from the scene show a bin and a number of pallets ablaze next to one of the skate ramps.

No injuries were reported, but officers have slammed the incident as a "mindless act of vandalism".

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Vandals reportedly set fire to a bin and pallets at the skatepark in Jubilee Gardens. (Credit: Lancashire Police)
Vandals reportedly set fire to a bin and pallets at the skatepark in Jubilee Gardens. (Credit: Lancashire Police)

"Do you know where your children are?," said the force in a social media post.

"Once again resources from the police and LFRS were required to attend a mindless act of vandalism whereby a fire was set on the skate park at Jubilee.

"Please warn your children of the dangers this can pose."

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Officers have slammed the incident as a "mindless act of vandalism". (Credit: Lancashire Police)

The warning follows a previous post in which police revealed they had responded to 15 calls of teenagers throwing objects at pedestrians from rooftops in just one week.

A spokesman added: "This sort of incident is very resource intensive with the police and fire service having to attend.

"If you are a parent/guardian we would like you to speak to your children about this particular issue, with a hope that you may be able to educate them on the dangers of this type of behaviour."

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