Hatfield seating area vandalised in just a fortnight

A BUTTERCUP-SHAPED seating area in Hatfield Garden Village has been vandalised just a fortnight after it was officially opened. The yellow-coloured structure, in Bluebell Way, was unveiled by Hatfield mayor Howard Morgan, alongside students from nearby

A BUTTERCUP-SHAPED seating area in Hatfield Garden Village has been vandalised just a fortnight after it was officially opened.

The yellow-coloured structure, in Bluebell Way, was unveiled by Hatfield mayor Howard Morgan, alongside students from nearby Green Lanes School last month.

But it has subsequently been covered with pink paint and daubed with obscenities.

One local resident, who asked not to be named, said: "The vandalism started from the day it went in.

"It is really sad that it has happened."

A 15-year-old girl from Hatfield has since been charged with criminal damage.

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A 12-year-old girl was also reprimanded.

Full story in this week's WHT.