Bernards Heath park bench set alight

PUBLISHED: 16:14 05 September 2016 | UPDATED: 16:59 05 September 2016

The vandalised Bernards Heath park bench also features graffiti

The vandalised Bernards Heath park bench also features graffiti

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A community park bench in St Albans has been set alight and further vandalised with graffiti.

The park bench was set alight between Tuesday and Wednesday in St AlbansThe park bench was set alight between Tuesday and Wednesday in St Albans

The solid oak bench in Bernards Heath near Heath Farm Lane was funded by the Friends of Bernards Heath group.

Significant damage was caused after it the bench was set alight between 6pm on Tuesday (30) and 8.15am Wednesday (31). A graffiti tag was also found.

Peter Cook, who is the chairman of Friends of Bernards Heath, said: “It is tragic that this delightful green space that is greatly appreciated by the whole community is spoiled by a tiny minority who commit these mindless acts of vandalism.

“We would welcome any information which could lead to the apprehension of the culprits.”

The vandalised Bernards Heath park bench also features graffitiThe vandalised Bernards Heath park bench also features graffiti

Police are appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information should contact them via the non-emergency number 101.

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