Police hunt young vandals after Hatfield Business Park rampage

PUBLISHED: 10:46 10 November 2015 | UPDATED: 10:54 10 November 2015

Hatfield Business Park

Hatfield Business Park

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Police are hunting for two young vandals who have caused damage costing thousands of pounds in a series of attacks in Hatfield.

Bus shelter windows have been smashed 16 times in the Hatfield Business Park area since early June, costing more than £7,000, and police believe two teenage boys are responsible.

Most of the vandalism occurred between 5pm and 10pm, on roads including Mosquito Way, Gypsy Moth Avenue and The Runway.

Constable Gavin Richardson said: “It is strongly believed that these suspects are responsible for most, if not all of these damages since June.

“These are busy main roads and with the offences taking place late in the evening, I am sure that drivers or people on foot would have seen them take place so I am appealing for anyone who has any information that can assist the investigation to contact me.

“I would like to hear from anyone who remembers seeing these people in the area, matching the descriptions given, to make contact.

“I believe that these are local children so I would urge parents in Hatfield to question what your children doing when they are not with you.

“Where are they going? Who are they associating with? Could it be your children responsible or do they know who is causing this mindless and pointless damage?”

Police are working with the business park management company to tackle the problem and have stepped up patrols.

Both dark haired suspects are white, with medium build, and about 14.

One wears a grey tracksuit and rides a black BMX bicycle.

The other wears a grey top, black tracksuit bottoms and black trainers, and also rides a BMX.

Anyone with information about the damage should contact PC Richardson via the non-emergency number 101, quoting Operation Bident.


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