Vandals target Welwyn Garden City school for third time in a year

PUBLISHED: 16:55 21 May 2018 | UPDATED: 17:01 21 May 2018

Monk's Walk's school fence was cut over the weekend. Picture: Monk's Walk School.

Monk's Walk's school fence was cut over the weekend. Picture: Monk's Walk School.

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A Welwyn Garden City school has contacted police after someone damaged its property for the third time in a year.

Monk’s Walk School’s fence was cut over the weekend causing an estimated £1k worth of damage.

A spokeswoman for the school said: “On more than one occasion now somebody has found it acceptable to damage our boundary in order to gain access to the school.

“Repairs are costly and resources in the current funding crisis could definitely be better spent than on repairing criminal damage.”

In September the school gate was damaged, before a section of hedgerow was vandalised a month later – costing nearly £4k in total.

The edge of the school field meets a public footpath running from Welwyn to Digswell Park Road.

The spokeswoman added: “We find it quite incredible that either a person or some local people consider keeping children safe an inconvenience to them to the point where they commit criminal damage and leave the school exposed.”

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