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Vandals target bus shelter

Avandalised bus shelter on Stobhill roundabout, the shelter is the responsibility of Hepscott Parish Council
Cllr Clark (photographer) who initially thought the shelter was one of MTC's said, he was saddened by such moronic behaviour & wishes we still had the stocks in the Market Place! Town Clerk Gillian Turner was also made aware of the incident.  Repairs will be many hundreds of pounds.

Avandalised bus shelter on Stobhill roundabout, the shelter is the responsibility of Hepscott Parish Council Cllr Clark (photographer) who initially thought the shelter was one of MTC's said, he was saddened by such moronic behaviour & wishes we still had the stocks in the Market Place! Town Clerk Gillian Turner was also made aware of the incident. Repairs will be many hundreds of pounds.

Bus-shelter vandals have caused hundreds of pounds-worth of damage.

The culprits struck at a shelter between Stobhill and Barmoor Bank, on the A192, last week.

Windows on all sides of the shelter were smashed sometime on Wednesday.

Hepscott parish councillor Philippa Raper, who lives near the site, said: “It just appears to be mindless vandalism.

“It looks like we will have to replace all of the panels, which could cost quite a bit.

“It might seem like nothing, but somebody has to sort it all out. Whoever does these things must never think that somebody else will get the bill. It is the same kind of mentality as if someone scratches a car — they think all you have to do is claim on insurance and that is the end of it, but it is not.

“It just makes me so cross.”

The parish council is yet to meet to decide what to do about the shelter.

Coun David Cowans said: “Whoever has done this just seems spiteful. I don’t know why anybody would want to do that. It appears to be mindless vandalism and, of course, it will have to be put right.”

Morpeth town councillor David Clark spotted the damage and took photographs, initially believing that the shelter fell under the town council’s remit.

He said: “I am saddened by such moronic behaviour. Repairs will be many hundreds of pounds. I just wish we still had the stocks in Morpeth Market Place.”

 

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