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Flowers destroyed in Shrewsbury night time vandal attack

By Lucy Todman | Shrewsbury | News | Published:

Planters in Shrewsbury packed with dozens of flowers have been damaged by vandals in a night time attack.

Shrewsbury Town Council workers repairing the damage planters. Photo: @ShrewsburyTC

Hundreds of pounds damage was caused to two planters on St Mary's Street.

Now staff from Shrewsbury Town Council's parks department will have to replace the damaged planters, replant them and install them in Shrewsbury town centre in time for the visit by Britain in Bloom judges later this month.

The planters were targeted by an individual at 3.05am yesterday. CCTV footage shows the vandal tearing the plants from the planter, which was placed on bollards on the junction of Church Street.

The footage shows two other people attempting to put the flowers back in place. The images have now been forwarded to the police.

Shrewsbury Town Council tweeted:

Gary Farmer, operations manager for Shrewsbury Town Council, said: "This mindless vandalism is so frustrating. It will cost approximately £400 to renew the planters. "Our staff work very hard throughout the spring and summer to make the town look beautiful and for someone to do this is very frustrating.

"The planters have only been out for two to three weeks and so for this to happen is very disheartening. "

Lucy Todman

By Lucy Todman
@shroptod

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star and Shrewsbury Chronicle based in Shrewsbury.

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