Southport Christmas lights hit by vandals

Southport Christmas lights hit by vandals

Mindless yobs have destroyed christmas lights in Southport town centre and contractors are busy trying to repair broken Christmas lights along Chapel Street and Lord Street after they were vandalised overnight.

The festive lighting, which adorn trees along both major shopping streets, were damaged after unknown individuals chose to cut the electrical wires leading up to them.

It’s also believed that they unsuccessfully tried to pull down some of the lighting strips.

Although disappointing, BID bosses say they will not rest until they have all been fixed again. Insurance will pay out to cover the cost of the repairs.

Hugh Evans, CEO of the Southport BID said: “We’ve been made aware that the lights on several trees along Lord Street have been deliberately vandalised and we’ve arranged for them to be repaired as soon as possible.

“It’s disappointing especially in the context of the recent spate of vandalism that’s affected some of the businesses in our town.”

Several sections of the Lord Street lights were deliberately vandalised over night. A bid spokepserson said: “We are extremely saddened by it, but please be assured we are doing everything possible to get them repaired as soon as possible.

We continue to work closely with Police on extending our Business Against Crime network to help reduce incidents like this being experienced by businesses within the town centre.


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