Police appeal after criminal damage at special school in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 17:09 07 September 2016 | UPDATED: 17:12 07 September 2016

Police are appealing after criminal damage to a special school in Welwyn Garden City

Police are appealing after criminal damage to a special school in Welwyn Garden City


Police are appealing for information and witnesses after sheds were damaged at a school for children with profound and multiple learning difficulties.

One of more offenders climbed over the gate backing on to Stanborough Lakes and used a netball post to damage sheds in the playground of Lakeside School in Lemsford Lane.

The damage took place between 7pm yesterday and 10am today.

Headteacher Judith Chamberlain said: “One of our sheds is badly damaged and the others are vandalised, leaving them in a dangerous state.

“We have very vulnerable children at our special school and have now had to close the school field until repairs can be made.

“This has caused distress for several children, especially those with autism who cannot understand why they are not allowed to play as usual.

“As a school which receives so much support from our local community we are saddened by this action.”

Anyone who has any information which could assist the investigation is asked to contact the Herts Police non-emergency number 101 quoting crime reference number B1/16/3083.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will never need to go to court.

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