Van­dals strike maze

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THE Biloela Mel­ton Park maze was van­dalised last week­end with graf­fiti sprayed and fenc­ing slats smashed leav­ing pieces scat­tered ev­ery­where. Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the se­ri­ous mat­ter.

MA­LI­CIOUS de­struc­tion at the Mel­ton Park maze on Gre­vil­lea St, has as­tounded mums Loretta Price and Meghan Wilton, who ques­tioned why any­one would do this.

Loretta said she was dis­ap­pointed about the graf­fiti as it ex­posed young chil­dren to the bad lan­guage used.

“I’m teach­ing my son Thomas to read and sound out words and when he sees the words used on the signs, they are not ap­pro­pri­ate,” Loretta said.

“This sort of thing takes away from the maze and with school hol­i­days com­ing up, it’s a good place to bring chil­dren.

“It has not been here very long and it’s very dis­ap­point­ing to see.”

Meghan ex­pressed se­ri­ous con­cern about who was go­ing to pay for the cost of re­pairs.

There were slats kicked in along the picket lines in­side and out­side the maze.

Biloela Po­lice Se­nior Sergeant Nick Pa­ton said the van­dal­ism was be­ing in­ves­ti­gated.

“It hap­pened last week­end and found by a coun­cil worker and we are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the mat­ter,” Sen-Sgt Pa­ton said.

“There is CCTV footage of the park and we will hope­fully get some of what hap­pened.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about the van­dal­ism can phone Biloela Po­lice Sta­tion on 4992 2333 or Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000.

PHOTO: GLEN POR­TE­OUS

THOUGHT­LESS DE­STRUC­TION: Meghan Wilton and her son Xavier and Loretta Price with sons Thomas and Johnathan sur­vey the dam­age caused by van­dals at Mel­ton Park maze.

PHOTO: GLEN POR­TE­OUS

DAM­AGED PARK: Van­dals kicked in slats and twisted pal­ings at the Mel­ton Park maze.

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