Yobs tear up park

MINDLESS yobs have launched a frenzied attack on Wombwell Park – uprooting hundreds of newly-planted flowers and shrubs.

And the iron and steel park building was battered in – after being built just three years ago with £100,000 insurance cash following a fire at the previous pavilion, that forced its closure.

Coun Dick Wraith said he was “very distressed” when he turned up for a Friends of Wombwell Park meeting – that then had to be cancelled. Boozy teenagers are being blamed for the attack.

Coun Wraith added: “Thousands of pounds have been spent on doing the park up, and events there have been a huge success.

“But funding is running low and we can’t keep up the investment.

“It’s’a crying shame.”