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Scalby School hit by vandalism
9:24am Thursday 11th October 2012 in News
A NORTH Yorkshire school planning to mark its 70th birthday has had its celebrations marred by a spate of vandalism attacks – including arson.
Police are now urging residents to report any antisocial behaviour following the incidents at Scalby School, Scarborough.
In recent months there have been several incidents of littering and damage caused within the school grounds, with the most recent reported at the weekend when someone set fire to the goal nets on the football pitch and littered the grounds with beer bottles and takeaway cartons.
PC Alan Robson, of Scarbor-ough Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “Although this may seem like a relatively minor issue it is causing great annoyance to the staff at the school who have been forced to spend money and time – which would be better spent with pupils – tidying up and repairing damage.
“It is the 70th anniversary of the school on Saturday and it’s a shame that the celebrations have been spoiled for some by the ongoing damage and antisocial behaviour. I am appealing to local people to help put a stop to this mindless behaviour by reporting seeing people drinking or acting antisocially in the school grounds or the surrounding area to the police or Crimestoppers.”
Anyone with information about antisocial behaviour in and around Scalby School is urged to phone North Yorkshire Police on 101.