20 youths removed by Police following attack on Pippins’ Tennis Court
Twenty youths were removed from Pippins Park in the early hours of Saturday morning following an attack on the new tennis court.
Police were forced to intervene in Pippins Park last weekend after a group in their late teens/early twenties waged an all night campaign of vandalism.
The incident occurred around 2am and has been corroborated by two residents.
Rachel Fearn posted on Colnbrook Views‘ Facebook page:
“Friday night there were 10+ youths battering the crap out of it and the football court until 2:30 am!!”
Mark Scott who also witnessed the event told Colnbrook Views:
“They were trying to pull the hoops off the basketball court and throwing glass bottles around.”
“It looks like the council went in and cleaned it up this morning which is at least something for a change!”
The vandalism has seen renewed calls for CCTV to be placed in the parks following over a dozen residents reporting finding syringes, broken glass and rubbish.
Inspector Sarah Cook for the Neighbourhood Policing Team was asked to comment on the incident but has failed to respond.