Police in Chaddesden appeal for witnesses as community cricket wicket destroyed by fire
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An officer from our Chaddesden Safer Neighbourhood Team is appealing for information from the community after park sports equipment was damaged by fire.
The incident happened last week on Chaddesden Park on Thursday, May 30, when at around 8.30pm an artificial cricket week was destroyed by fire.
The crime is being investigated by PC Kelly Oliver, who said: “ This pitch was funded by the English Cricket Board as a legacy for the community after the International Women’s Cricket World Cup was held in the city last year.
“The act has completely destroyed the pitch and so a valuable community resource has been lost.
“It seems to be a completely mindless act of vandalism and we are keen to speak to those responsible. Someone will know who they are and so we would urge them to come forward and make contact with us. This can even be done anonymously via crimestoppers.”
If you think you can help, please get in touch with Kelly using one of the following non-emergency contact methods.
Please quote the reference number 19*278647 and the name of the officer in the case.
- Facebook – send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
- Twitter – direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact
- Website – complete the online contact form www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.
- Phone – call us on 101.
You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org