Hapless vandals leave bolt cutters at crime scene

DOZY yobs being hunted by police after a spate of village vandalism could be snared after they left behind a pair of bolt croppers. Cops found the cutters while investigating reports of criminal damage in

DOZY yobs being hunted by police after a spate of village vandalism could be snared after they left behind a pair of bolt croppers.

Cops found the cutters in while investigating reports of criminal damage in Leach Field, Brookmans Park.

Pcso Louise Luxford, from the Brookmans Park and Little Heath safer neighbourhood team, said the vandals "may have scored a bit of an own goal" in leaving their kit behind.

She also confirmed the croppers were being checked out for fingerprints and DNA.


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According to police, "mindless" vandals have "repeatedly" caused criminal damage in Leach Fields over the past few weeks.

They have also raised concerns over the safety of the horses that occupy the land.

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Pcso Luxford said: "On numerous occasions, fences have been cut and the horses have been released from the field.

"The horses are deliberately left to wander into the roads around Brookmans Park and left to wander the surrounding areas, distressed, and not recognising their whereabouts."

She added: "It goes without saying that it is a miracle a serious accident has not been the result of these irresponsible people's actions."

Call police on 0845 33 00 222 if you have any information.

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