Vandals destroy historic Southport railings at King’s Gardens, Southport November 5th, 2015 jmr jmr Latest News Shares Comments Photo: balustrades, King’s Gardens (Tuesday 3 Oct) Vandals have caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to balustrades at King’s Gardens, Southport. Up to 70 metres of ornamental railings were ruined at the popular park during the evening of Tuesday, November 3. Merseyside Police has been informed of the incident and council staff are now making the area safe and looking into how to repair the damage. Cllr Ian Maher, Leader of Sefton Council, said: “Sadly vandals have caused extensive damage to the balustrades near the play area causing thousands of pounds of unnecessary damage. “Not only is this extremely disappointing for us, but it ruins it for genuine park users and we hope the public feel our frustration over this stupid act of destruction. “King’s Gardens is a real gem in Southport following its revamp last year costing millions of pounds from external funding and we want incidents like this to stop. “We are working closely with Merseyside Police to address this and we will be assisting them in their investigations. “If anyone does have any information, please contact Merseyside Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.” Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk 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!