Friday, April 13, 2012
The police have written to residents in Brixington asking for vigilance to cut vandalism
The police are continuing to patrol the area around Brixington Primary School in a bid to curb vandals.
Officers have written to residents living in the nearby area, asking them to become the ears and eyes of the community.
The police are appealing for anyone with information about the recent attacks – where the children’s allotment area, chicken enclosure and playground equipment was damaged – to get in touch with officers, or the school.
A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said: “The police have issued letters to all houses surrounding the area, for as many eyes and ears as possible to be vigilant to any future attacks.
“Nothing substantial has arisen from this, due to the secluded locations on the school premises where the problems have occurred.
“Police are aware of concerns here, and extra patrols pay attention to the area late at night.
“Also, all parents and children that are aware of what has happened, should come forward, if anyone responsible decides to talk about what they have done.
“The headmaster is fully aware of confidentiality and anonymity , should anyone have any information to help catch those responsible.”
The police said the school has installed CCTV cameras, lighting and locked gates around the targeted area, in the hope of preventing any further vandalism attacks.