'Anti-community element' blamed for vandalism that forces park to close

A Derry play park has had to close temporarily after vandals attacked it for the second time in quick succession.

By Kevin Mullan
Tuesday, 21st June 2022, 10:59 am
Updated Tuesday, 21st June 2022, 11:03 am

A local councillor has blamed 'a very small anti-community element' for a second vandalism attack at the Strathfoyle Play Park in just weeks.

Sinn Féin Councillor Paul Fleming has appealed for attacks on the park to stop immediately.

“Sadly there has been a second attack on the play park, resulting in the park having to close until repairs can be carried out. This is an intolerable situation.

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Vandals have attacked Strathfoyle Play Park again.

“It took many years to get this play park opened and it provides a great facility for local families. The last thing we want to see is it being targeted by a very small anti-community element.

“I would urge anyone who sees people vandalising the park or other facilities to contact the police, elected representatives and local community organisations,” he said.

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