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Coping Stones Stolen From Playground Wall

Thursday December 19 2013


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ABOUT 30 coping stones worth £6,000 have been stolen from a playground wall.

The stones, which are made from Yorkshire stone and thought to be worth about £200 each, have been taken from the top of a wall which runs alongside the Wakefield Road play area in Smithies.

Five trees planted along the roadside leading up to New Lodge have also been 'torn down by mindless vandals', according to local councillors.

Councillors David Leech, Jenny Platts and Sarah Tattersall encouraged anyone who may have seen something to report it to the police.

Cllr Tattersall said: "It's a really busy road, you would think someone would have seen something.

"It's not youngsters who have done this, these stones would be too heavy for them."

Five trees planted last November along Wakefield Road towards New Lodge Post Office have also been torn down.

Cllr Platts said it would cost about £500 to replace the trees, which she said could have been spent on other things.

They urged anyone who sees people damaging the trees or the wall to contact police on 101.

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Reply Posted by Nicola on Thursday December 19 2013 at 16:36
Scum

Reply Posted by mrx on Thursday December 19 2013 at 16:40
This is a good advert the rest will go now they know how much they worth

Reply Posted by Kfc on Thursday December 19 2013 at 17:40
This is not a one man theft the trouble is when they are caught. They will face small fines and show a big profit from there haul.

Bring back the BIRCH. they would think twice again thieving scumbags.

Reply Posted by OMG on Friday December 20 2013 at 07:53
Councillors David Leech, Jenny Platts and Sarah Tattersall said "We don't know how we'll COPE"

Reply Posted by lauren on Friday December 20 2013 at 09:00
Chuffin hell is nowt safe from thieves these day

Reply Posted by Anon on Saturday December 21 2013 at 15:21
Gypos, guaranteed.

Reply Posted by cslack on Saturday December 21 2013 at 15:30
Who the hell paid allowed £200 each to be paid for coping stones sack them & save council tax