Vandalised caravans branded an eyesore
Ripped to pieces, these derelict caravans close to a stunning stretch of coastline have been branded a disgrace and an eyesore.
And one concerned resident who contacted the Gazette to complain about their deteriorating state says the damage coincided with what he believed to be a ‘juvenile beach party’ nearby.
The redundant units are located on Alnmouth’s former Link End Caravan Park, which is the location of controversial plans to erect shepherds’ huts.
In an email to the Gazette, Bob Hill said: ‘A few weeks ago you reported on a planning/licence application to site shepherds huts at Link End, Alnmouth.
‘The report contained detail and indeed images showing that the three caravans currently sited there were in a state of poor repair.
‘These caravans are now in a considerably worse condition. Their overnight deterioration coincided with a juvenile beach party at Link End, although I cannot categorically link the two incidents.
‘The vandalism occurred on a Tuesday evening three weeks ago. There were at least 30 or more young people (teens) heading to Link End with alcohol, presumably for a party.
‘On the Wednesday morning, I played golf at Alnmouth Village Golf Club and along the course were discarded cans and bottles and upon arriving at the sixth fairway the new vandalism was apparent. Obviously, I cannot link the party with the vandalism, but I have suspicions.
‘The caravans have quite literally been torn apart and the area is now strewn with empty beer cans and wine bottles. It is a disgrace and an eyesore.’
Police have said that they did receive complaints of a party in the area, but on Friday, July 15, and put additional officers in the village.
North Northumberland Inspector Liz Hall urged anyone who has any concerns or who sees any disorder along the coastline to contact police by calling 101.