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Vandals ruin May Bank Holiday weekend for 1000s of residents and visitors in Skegness

Mindless vandal have struck overnight and have ruined what looks to be a bright Bank Holiday weekend in Skegness by throwing glass bottles in the Fairy Dell Paddling Pool on the seafront at Skegness.

Cllr Steve Kirk, Portfolio Holder for the Coastal Economy, said: "Unfortunately someone has committed this mindless act of vandalism to one of our much-loved community assets knowing exactly what damage and disruption this will cause to our residents and visitors.  The glass drinking bottles thrown into the paddling pool area have smashed into small pieces and has caused us to close this area which was due to open tomorrow for the Summer season.

"Our contractors will carry out remedial works starting this weekend which will include emptying the pools, a throughout clean and then a refill which will take a number of days to ensure that it is done safely to re-open.

"Our CCTV and Anti-Social Behaviour Officers are working to identify the people who have committed this offence and will deal with them appropriately."