Anger over vandalism at Nuneaton park as upset locals fume 'why?'

Some of the 'snapped' saplings close to the park
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Vandals have struck at a park in Nuneaton leaving locals to fume, why? Many have been left upset in the wake of damage being caused to newly planted trees around the Marston Fields play area.

A dog walker, who did not want to be named, contacted CoventryLive to report he had spotted that the saplings had been 'unnecessarily destroyed' at the weekend. overnight "This is a pointless act of vandalism.

"The question is 'why?'.They were planted by the council in early spring and they were doing very well until this. The community in the area are upset about this and very annoyed."

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CoventryLive contacted Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council and Councillor Tim Jenkins, cabinet member for leisure, communities and health, condemned the action. He urged those who know who is behind the attack to call the police.

"It is very upsetting to see that certain members of the community have engaged in pointless damage to these young saplings." Cllr Jenkins said. "Trees play a vital role in improving local air quality, reducing the effects of climate change, providing habitats for birds and other wildlife and are an aesthetic benefit to the local area.

“If anyone knows who is responsible can they please contact Warwickshire Police because vandalism and anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated.

“We would ask anyone using this and other parks in our borough to respect equipment and habitat as they are there to benefit all of our residents."

Anyone with any information should call police on 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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