VIDEO: Vandalism is ‘mindless evil’ say Grantham allotment owners

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Allotment owners are up in arms after vandals destroyed their plots and outbuildings on Inner Street.

Glass from smashed windows and ripped out plants are strewn everywhere, while tables and chairs have been overturned or hammered into the ground.

Cara and David White's allotment is the latest to have been turned over by vandals, with surrounding plots also targeted.

Cara and David White's allotment is the latest to have been turned over by vandals, with surrounding plots also targeted.

David White, aged 76, built the vandalised shed by hand, and his wife Cara, 74, was in tears on seeing the devastation on Wednesday morning.

Mrs White said: “This is not mischief, it is mindless evil. I feel sorry for them if this is how they get their kicks, destroying things that people have worked so hard to create.

“When I saw it all I just cried.”

The couple and allotment chairman David Sissins are calling for CCTV to be installed, after a recent rise in vandalism across the allotments.

Mr Sissins said it already happens at least once a month, with 14 instances of damage across the allotments on just one night a fortnight ago.

This latest incident though is the worst he has seen, and neighbouring allotment owner Stan Flatters says they also went for his scarecrow and thinks it would have been taken if it wasn’t for an alarm he has had installed.

Police are investigating and if you have any information call 101, quoting incident 83 of November 5.