Police take action after graffiti at new Burnham-On-Sea play park
youngsters have been interviewed by police after graffiti
was scrawled on play equipment at a new
£350,000 park in Burnham-On-Sea that opened just two months
first reported by Burnham-On-Sea.com here
last week, many of the benches and play equipment at the Rosewood
Green public park have been been scrawled with names and
messages - some of them offensive - using permanent pens.
park's owner, Sedgemoor District Council, and residents have expressed
dismay at the damage.
officers in Burnham have now dealt with three young people in
relation to the criminal damage.
teenagers were dealt with after their parents contacted the police
to inform them what their children had done," said PS Mike
three children aged 11, 12 and 15 were interviewed by police and
admitted using marker pens to deface play equipment and benches
in the recently opened play park."
agreement with Sedgemoor District Council the children have now
been handed a Community Justice Resolution."
Resolutions take into account previous behaviour, the wishes of
the harmed party and proportionate tasks or agreements for the
children to carry out."
police work with the offenders, the parents and the victims to
ensure that theses resolutions are carried out and that the harmed
person or organisation is adequately compensated."
are normal teenagers, who have made a mistake, without thinking
of the ramifications, and now hugely regret their actions."
are now well aware of the wider impact that they have had on the
community. Their supportive parents who were extremely disappointed
by the actions of their children have worked closely with the
police and the council to right this wrong."