Playing field targeted by thieves

A PLAYING field in Ipswich hit by a string of vandalism acts has now has its two goal post arms stolen.

A PLAYING field in Ipswich hit by a string of vandalism acts has now has its two goal post arms stolen.

Vandals have been targeting the King George V playing fields in Old Norwich Road over the past month with damage caused to the dugouts, goal posts, nets, fence boards and pitch.

Broken glass is also often found in the dugouts and on the pitch.

Police are today appealing for witnesses after two white tubular metal goal post arms were stolen some time between 4pm on October 25 and 8am on November 1.

Whitton United Football Club, which frequently uses the playing field, is currently working with police to help with their enquiries.

The club refused to make an official statement.

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It believed the damage has been caused by youngsters who go to the dugouts to drink in the evenings and then vandalise the area.

If you can help police with their enquiries about any of these incidents call Pc Tony Quinton at the North West Ipswich Safer Neighbourhood Team on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Have you been affected by vandalism in the area? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk