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Angry Residents Blast Vandals

Friday August 16 2013

Temporary fence put up after vandalism Temporary fence put up after vandalism

ANGRY residents have blasted vandals for wrecking part of the handrail on a pedestrian bridge and putting walkers at risk.

Thurlstone locals were left incensed after discovering a section of metal handrail had been sawn off a walkway over the River Don in woodland off Thurlstone Road.

Sarah Burke, 42, who spotted the damage, said the railing was discarded in the water.

"You do wonder who's living in your neighbourhood when someone hacks a metal handrail off a bridge.

"My first thought was that someone walking over the bridge at night will fall in. I couldn't quite believe it.

"What kind of cynical, mindless idiots would do that?"

The route across the bridge is well-used as a shortcut to and from Thurlstone and is also popular with children and dog walkers.

A Barnsley Council spokesman said the incident had been reported by a member of the public and a temporary fence will be erected.

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Reply Posted by Paula on Saturday August 17 2013 at 00:08
Can't ya tell schools out and nowt to do !! If grown ups had done it they woulda took the metal for scrap

Reply Posted by Peter H on Saturday August 17 2013 at 09:16
Shame the yobs who did it, didn't end up in the river, would have been a little poetic justice at the least

Reply Posted by flapper on Saturday August 17 2013 at 11:04
Thats nowt come and live here in Lundwood or Kendray you dont know youve been born