Barrow nursery arson probe
Last updated at 17:04, Tuesday, 08 October 2013
POLICE are continuing to investigate an arson at a Barrow nursery, which caused damage to a bandstand.
Yarlside Primary School and Nursery in Red Oak Avenue sustained the damage some time between 5pm on Friday September 27 and 8am on Wednesday October 2.
Headteacher Janine Pierce said the bandstand is a popular hangout for teenagers.
She said: “It could have been worse. Luckily, the damage was only minimal.
“We paid for a security firm over the summer to monitor the grounds and we are going to continue that.
“In this case, the damage wasn’t severe but it was just a case of somebody lighting some paper and the fire spreading.”
Anyone who witnessed suspicious behaviour should contact Cumbria police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
First published at 16:25, Tuesday, 08 October 2013
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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Groups of kids regularly climb over the damaged fencing into the school grounds, some just want to play ball, but in warmer weather they have been seen with booze - that's when the trouble starts. On their way home they often mess about on private property and have been known to shout abuse at residents. Police have been called on many occasions - BUT they still climb over and ruin school property. This has been going on for years. Its time to get the fencing fixed, oh and where is the Community Bobby. Finally - A Message to Parents: Do You Know Where Your Kids Are At Night?