Deeside learning centre targeted by vandals to get CCTV cameras.
CCTV cameras are being installed at a centre used by people with profound learning difficulties in a bid to deter vandals from targeting the building.
The work at the Glanrafon Centre in Chester Road West, Queensferry is being carried out in partnership with Flintshire’s Neighbourhood Watch, Flintshire County Council’s Social Services and North Wales Police.
The council is paying for the camera, the neighbourhood watch will install it free of charge and North Wales Police will install a camera across the road.
Over the past couple of months the Glanrafon Centre, which caters for up to 75 vulnerable people, has been targeted by vandals.
The latest incident occurred over the weekend of September 27 and 28 when windows were smashed and guttering damaged.
North Wales Police are working closing with Flintshire County Council to improve the overall security at the centre.
PC Andrea Griffiths, Community Beat Manager for Shotton and Queensferry said;
“The neighbourhood policing team are working pro-actively to tackle issues relating to anti-social behaviour and identify those responsible for causing this damage. North Wales Police will not tolerate this type of behaviour and any incidents will be thoroughly investigated to identify those responsible. They will be dealt with robustly.”
Councillor Christine Jones, Cabinet Member for Social Services said;
“ Flintshire Social Services are working closely with North Wales Police to catch the culprits who appear to take pleasure by ruining innocent people’s lives by vandalising their day time accommodation, and not for the first time.
“Glanrafon day centre provides much needed support for adults with multiple and profound learning disabilities.
“The vandals, by their heartless and thoughtless actions take staff away from their care and support role to deal with broken windows and the like.
“I hope the police catch the culprits and the courts punish them appropriately for these acts of vandalism which have affected our vulnerable service users.
“I am pleased that the police are offering CCTV to help detect the criminals and protect the premises. I urge anyone who might know who these people are to contact the North Wales Police.”
Anyone with formation should contact Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111 or the police on101.To contact PC Andrea Griffiths, call 07896 172896 or email email@example.com Spotted something? Got a story? Send a Facebook Message | A direct message on Twitter | Email: News@Deeside.com