LITTER louts and vandals have stooped to a new low at a recently refurbished play ground in Warrington, smearing equipment with dog excrement taken from nearby dog bins.
Local resident Nick Taylor was appalled by what he found at the Shaw Street Recreation Area near his home in Culcheth.
Mr Taylor says the recently refurbished play area has become the target of some fairly unsavoury environmental crimes including repeat littering and emptying of the litter bins.
Bags of dog faeces were taken and their contents spread on ramps in the skateboard area creating an environmental hazard.
An area near the newly resurfaced car park has been dug up and the stones used to throw at the rugby club changing rooms and strewn across the car park along with broken glass.
Mr Taylor said: “It is distressing to see the mess at the play area and the stench and health hazard it has caused.
“We need to find out who has done this as it is an environmental crime and this area is used by many children and will need professional attention to make it safe.”
Mr Taylor said the matter had been reported to Warrington Council, the Parish Council and local Police.
A spokesperson for Warrington Borough Council who moved quickly to clear up the mess in less than 24 hours said: “This appears to have been isolated incident, but if anybody has any information about it our environmental crime officers can be contacted on 01925 443322. Residents can report any future issues on the same number or online at warrington.gov.uk/report ”