Appeal to catch vandals

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AN appeal is being sent out to people across the county to help catch bus stop vandals.

Nottinghamshire County Council spends up to £50,000 a year on repairing damaged bus shelters and needs the help of the public to catch the offenders.

This year, for the first time, there have been two successful prosecutions for vandalism, with one resulting in a full damages claim.

“So far this financial year we’ve spent £25,000 on repair works,” says Coun Richard Jackson, the county council’s cabinet member for transport and highways.

“I would urge anyone witnessing a shelter being vandalised to call the police immediately.”

Over the last 12 months there have been 414 incidents.