Archive for October, 2015

CCTV footage released of criminal damage in Storrington


Following the post of 4 October “Vandalism in the High Street”, the police have released CCTV footage of the incident and a request for witnesses to contact them.

Were you in the High street, Storrington at around 4am on Saturday, 4 October? If so we’d like to speak with you and with the two people seen in this CCTV footage after criminal damage was caused in the High Street that morning. A number of plants were pulled from flower beds, a metal bin was thrown around and street furniture was damaged. If you are a witness please email or call 101 quoting reference 0678 of 04/10.

Vandalism in the High Street


Local residents, out to buy their papers on Sunday morning 4th October, were shocked to see the damage done to the newly planted troughs in Storrington High Street and West Street.

On the previous weekend Storrington Greenfingers, a voluntary organisation, had removed the summer plants and replaced them with a display for the winter season. At around 4am Sunday morning local residents were woken by noise and saw two young men destroying the newly planted troughs. They pulled out plants and threw them in the road. They also were seen kicking and damaging the two bollards at the bottom of Old Mill Drive and damaging the display in Place Villerest around the village sign. A large planter outside a private property in West Street was also broken.

It seems a shame when volunteers from Storrington in Bloom and Greenfingers work so hard to improve the village environment that a few anti-social louts behave in this way. Kind passers-by had picked up plants left in the road and laid them by the planters in the hope that they could be saved, unfortunately this won’t be possible because the roots are destroyed.

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