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Metal Thieves Steal Skate Park Panels

Thursday March 15 2012




METAL thieves have targeted a skate park in Hoyland - causing £1,000 worth of damage for panels that have a scrap value of just £20.

Barnsley Council is appealing for witnesses after a spate of thefts from its Milton Forge skate park in Hoyland.

The large metal panels are welded and riveted in place and the council says it would need a couple of people to steal them and transport them.

Parks officer Jo Birch said: “The panels are heavy and take a couple of people to lift them. Initially some suggested vandalism, but these sheets are disappearing off site completely.

"One went missing on Tuesday, and there were tyre tracks leading up to the park. We’re thinking people are turning up in a van late at night, prising them off, and probably using them to build a shed, or maybe trying to cash them in at a scrap yard. They’ll be disappointed, as the total scrap value for all four sheets is less than £20.”

If you have any information about the missing panels, please contact the police on 101 quoting crime reference B/245912012.

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Reply Posted by Peterpstott on Thursday March 15 2012 at 11:11
It's about time that people caught doing this, had a jail term long enough to deter others from doing it, it's become a nation wide disease, and it needs sorting !

Reply Posted by Peterpstott on Thursday March 15 2012 at 11:11
It's about time that people caught doing this, had a jail term long enough to deter others from doing it, it's become a nation wide disease, and it needs sorting !

Reply Posted by tosh on Thursday March 15 2012 at 11:56
when you find em ship em to iraq

Reply Posted by secretly, we all know... on Thursday March 15 2012 at 19:55
I wonder who that could be...nicking scrap metal...hmmmm, tough one...lol

Reply Posted by Rob on Saturday March 17 2012 at 09:05
I bet the wheels on their homes go round and round

Reply Posted by Jordan on Thursday November 22 2012 at 13:41
the tire tracks are from when the police come down to check on people at the skate park and they wernt stolen they were took off so people could get under the ramp for when it rains this is my local skate park and they are shocking at looking after it. this was built around 2004 and all the wood pannels have had holes in them for around 3 years and they only just replaced them 2 week ago but as soon as a metel pannel gets ripped off they replace it within 1 week