Police investigate ‘mindless vandalism’ in Woodhall Spa

Woodhall Spa village centre where vandalism has shocked residents
Woodhall Spa village centre where vandalism has shocked residents

Residents in Woodhall Spa have condemned vandals who damaged signs and flower displays in the village centre as ‘mindless’.

Police are investigating reports of the damage which occurred earlier this month.

They are studying images from CCTV cameras belonging to businesses in a bid to identify the culprits.

According to one resident, at least a third of the village’s displays were damaged with flowers being ripped up and thrown over the road.

Graham Keegan, a parish councillor and keen supporter of the Woodhall Spa in Bloom organisation, hit out at those responsible.

Coun Keegan said: “It is just mindless vandalism.

“So much time and hard work goes into making the displays a real feature of Woodhall Spa.

“Then, something like this happens.

“I just hope the police identify who is responsible.”

Most of the damage took place in the Station Road and Broadway areas.

Apart from flower beds, at least two signs were damaged - including the parish council notice board.

Resident Alan Conway said: “I saw the flowers strewn over the road and the pavements.

“It’s probably local kids with nothing better to do.

“They probably thought it was a laugh but far from it. You feel for all the people who work so hard to make our village look attractive.

“Fortunately, we don’t get much trouble and let’s hope it stays that way. I hope they throw the book at them.”

District councillor Craig Leyland also condemned the vandalism.

He said: “The displays are part of the character of Woodhall Spa. They are one of the reasons people come to our village. I hope police the police identify who is responsible”