Angry reaction to spate of vandalism
September 7, 2021
Cramlington Town Councillors have spoken of their devastation following a spate of vandalism in the Eastfield area of town.
Trees have been destroyed at Eastfield playing fields, a stone entrance sign has been smashed, flowers have been ripped out of planters and there has been a series of wheelie bin fires in Eastfield Lea and Eastfield Green.
It is believed the vandalism happened between Friday evening 27th August—5.30 am Saturday 28th August.
Ward councillor Christine Dunbar said “This is obviously hugely disappointing. So many people have worked hard to make improvements in the area, and this is how they are repaid. But I am also angry – I’m angry that the actions of a few mindless idiots have had such an impact on Eastfield residents. It is easy to dismiss it as a minor offence, but I have seen the impact it is having here. Vandalism destroys things that people care about and it also makes them feel insecure in their local environment. I have reported it to Northumbria Police and I urge anyone who knows anything to contact them quoting crime number 094276B/21”
Cramlington Town Mayor Loraine De Simone said “We are asking the public to be our extra eyes and ears and to pass on any information they have. Our residents have the right to expect better than this. Vandalism can make people feel vulnerable as well as costing money through higher taxes and insurance. It is totally unacceptable, and we will always pursue a course of legal action against anyone found to be involved. This is not representative behaviour of the majority of Cramlington residents who I ask to join us in tackling this criminal behaviour.”