A PLAY area installed after hard work by contractors for the enjoyment of youngsters in Hailsham was mindlessly vandalised.
PC Kate Brookman reported the damage involving some kind of paint spread about at Maurice Thornton Playing Field earlier in August.
Thousands of pounds worth of damage was caused, she said and the area put out of action. PC Kate said the wanton behaviour was not fair ‘for the children of our community’, adding: “I am hugely saddened that firstly, anyone could do this. This is our town and these are our facilities. Enough moaning goes on that there is nothing to do in Hailsham and if the [town] council have to spend money repairing things, we won’t get anything new.”