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Disabled toilet facilities damaged at a park in Hasland

We are appealing for information after substantial damage has been caused to the disabled toilet facility at Eastwood Park in Hasland.

Safety rails, taps and other equipment appear to have been damaged during the incident between around 9pm and 9.30pm on Thursday 21 July.

A group of teenagers, both boys and girls, are reported to have been in the area at that time and officers would like to trace them.

In particular, we would like to speak to three boys, all aged between around 11 and 16 years old. 

Two of the boys are described as having brown hair. One was wearing a dark coloured top and dark coloured sports shorts with white stripes and a logo, white socks and dark coloured trainers, the other was wearing a black t-shirt with colourful writing, black bottoms and trainers. 

The third boy is described as having short blonde hair, and was wearing a white t-shirt, dark coloured jogging bottoms with white stripes, and trainers.

PCSO Supervisor Matt Adcock of the local Safer Neighbourhood policing team said: “This facility is there for the use of the more vulnerable in our community, and it is very disappointing to see them damaged in this way.

“I would urge anyone who witnesses anti-social behaviour or vandalism in the area to report it to us as soon as possible, so we can respond and take action against those responsible.”

A spokesperson for Chesterfield Borough Council said: “We have unfortunately seen several incidents of vandalism in our public toilets this summer which has forced us to close these facilities earlier than usual in our parks in an attempt to prevent further damage. This required action is a decision we have not taken lightly as we do appreciate the disruption that this can create, however given the extent of the damage this approach has been forced upon us. 

 “Incidents of vandalism like this at Eastwood Park in Hasland not only mean we need to temporarily close the facilities, but we also have to divert resources to repairing the damage. These resources could be better used to support the ongoing improvement of our parks for all members of our community. I would encourage anyone with information about these incidents to contact the police if you know anything about this unacceptable behaviour in Eastwood Park.”

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