New method used to tackle further vandalism in Peterborough parks as council ‘grudge’ investigation continues

Damage to the bridge in Northborough
Damage to the bridge in Northborough
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Vandals have again targeted parks and green spaces in Peterborough causing hundreds of pounds worth of damage this week.

A bridge at Eye Green Nature Reserve, which was only repaired last week following a previous attack, has again been vandalised.

Vandalism at Eye Green Nature Reserve

Vandalism at Eye Green Nature Reserve

Over the weekend the wood on the bridge was cut again. It has been repaired once again, but this time a new method is being used to ensure the bridge does now fall foul of vandals again.

The wood has now been reinforced with steel bars to ensure vandals cannot cut all the way through the supports.

A bridge in Northborough, off North Fen Road, has also been vandalised.

Similar to other attacks, a saw was used to cut slats in the bridge over the weekend.

Peterborough City Council said it is currently closed to the public and repairs will begin in the coming days.

Both offences have been reported to police, but a Peterborough City Council spokesman said repairs will cost several hundred pounds.

The latest spate of vandalism comes after police revealed they felt the perpetrators had a specific grudge against Peterborough City Council.

Meanwhile more than £6,000 has been raised by the public to help with repairs at Ferry Meadows.