Amble town councillor Jeff Watson has criticised louts who tried to steal a planter from outside James Calvert Spence College.
He said: “I went to water it and I noticed there were some plants missing.
“Then, the next time I went back, not only had the plants been taken out, but it seemed somebody had attempted to remove the whole thing, because the bolt in the ground had been taken out and the planter was no longer flat and steady.
“One of the handles had also been removed. I am aghast that somebody should do something like this and try to steal it
“The police are keeping an eye on it and we have asked for it to be fixed.”