Police send out covert patrols to catch vandals targeting Peterborough beauty spots

Damage at Fletton Recreation Ground. Photo: Joanna Bacon
Damage at Fletton Recreation Ground. Photo: Joanna Bacon
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Police have sent out covert patrols to catch the vandals targeting Peterborough's beauty spots.

Peterborough police tweeted last night (Saturday, February 18): "Police on covert patrols in Ferry Meadows to catch serial offender causing damage, dubbed "The Carpenter" by locals."

Ferry Meadows has had trees, play equipment and fences damaged by saws and memorial benches destroyed, with memorials thrown into the lakes.

A reward of £200 is now up to catch the perpetrators.

Hundreds of pounds has also been raised by the community to try and repair the country park.

However, since the vandalism at Ferry Meadows there has been further damage at Peterborough's parks.

Damage at Fletton Recreation Ground. Photo: Joanna Bacon

Damage at Fletton Recreation Ground. Photo: Joanna Bacon

Fletton Recreation Ground and Central Park are the latest to be targeted with yet more benches and play equipment destroyed.

This follows earlier vandalism at The Gannocks, Orton Waterville,Werrington/Walton Rec, Glinton Rec and benches near the rowing lake.

Trees have been chopped down and a saw has been used to damage fences, benches and play equipment.

Damage to benches at Central Park

Damage to benches at Central Park

Damage to benches at Central Park

Damage to benches at Central Park