Safety chains stolen from Northumberland play park just weeks after they were installed

An appeal for information has been issued after a theft in Beadnell.

Monday, 27th January 2020, 6:00 am
Updated Monday, 27th January 2020, 10:22 am
Railings have gone missing from Beadnell play area.

Chains which were recently installed at the entrance to the Meadow Lane play park and football field have been taken.

The theft was reported by Coun Adrian Baker at a meeting of Beadnell Parish Council on Wednesday.

Councillors said the yellow and black chains had been in place on Monday when a play park inspection was done.

Resident Andy Brown, who went to check, said: “They were padlocked to a screwed on two hasps. They have unscrewed the hasps and taken the lot.”

The purchase of the chains, for £72, had only been agreed at the previous parish council meeting as a safety measure.

It was agreed to report the theft to Northumbria Police.

Parish council chair Alison Nation also revealed that a ticket machine at the Beadnell Bay car park had been vandalised with spray paint.

Anyone with information should contact Northumbria Police on 101.