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Scout leader's challenge to vandals

PUBLISHED: 19:41 23 July 2008 | UPDATED: 09:02 13 July 2010

A Scout leader has challenged "bored" vandals to volunteer after they wreaked havoc around the huts and caravans used by the children.

1st Mundesley Air Scouts and their organisers have been fighting a battle against heartless hooligans for three years after they have been the victims of a chain of attacks breaking windows, locks and spraying graffiti at an isolated campsite and Scout hut in Mundesley.

A Scout leader has challenged “bored” vandals to volunteer after they wreaked havoc around the huts and caravans used by the children.

1st Mundesley Air Scouts and their organisers have been fighting a battle against heartless hooligans for three years after they have been the victims of a chain of attacks breaking windows, locks and spraying graffiti at an isolated campsite and Scout hut in Mundesley.

And after the latest, most serious attack, Scout leader Heather Palmer has asked those carrying out the vandalism to help Scouts to combat what she deems as the boredom that they are facing.

She said: “If they have got that much energy and they are that bored they should come and volunteer. We are always looking for volunteers”

In the latest attack at the weekend the thugs smashed windows, lit fires, sprayed week killer on the grass and put up threatening messages.

The yobs also destroyed a number of soap boxes made by the scouts for a coming competition.

It is the sixth time that the site has been stricken by vandals in three years.

“I despair, I do not know what we have to do. It is soul destroying”, said Mrs Palmer.

Often the damage is not covered by insurance because it does not reach the excess, she added.

To volunteer contact Heather Palmer on 07770607815.

Police ask for information about the attacks. Contact Kersty Brooks at North Walsham Police Station on 0845 4564567.

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