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Yobs smash up community garden centre

Police are on the hunt for mindless yobs who caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to a community garden centre in Oldham.

The hooligans have smashed their way into Chadderton Hall Park Garden on numerous occasions over the last month, leaving a trail of destruction.

The thugs’ reckless actions has undone the work of vulnerable members of the community - including pensioners - who regularly volunteer at the garden centre.

According to the Manchester Evening News, during the break-ins the youths left cannabis and cigarette butts discarded among the wreckage.

Shocking pictures show scores of plant pots smashed among litter and debris, while soil is smeared across the ground.

In the latest incident, on Wednesday (October 11) the yobs left the outside taps running overnight, according to police.

A warning was posted by officers manning the GMP Chadderton Facebook page on Thursday afternoon, in an attempt to catch those responsible.

Police said CCTV footage from the incident is being examined, as well as forensic evidence left at the scene, officers say.

Officers are also urging parents to make themselves aware where their children are at night.

The post reads: “Do you know where your children are in the evenings?

“This month, youths have been breaking their way into Chadderton Hall Park Garden centre that vulnerable adults work in and have destroyed the greenhouses.

“This reckless and thoughtless behaviour is absolutely disgusting and we will be seeking the individuals responsible.

“On Wednesday October 11, further damage has been caused and they have left the outside taps running on all night. This needs to stop."
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