Southport Christmas lights hit by vandals November 28th, 2016 COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTOR Latest News Latest Uncategorized Shares Comments 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. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/Otsnews-Southport-1575528676012039/ Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!