Police are investigating after £2,500 worth of damage was caused to a children’s playground in Andover.
Between 4.30pm on Thursday, September 22, and 8am on Friday, September 23, offenders broke down the fencing around the playground on Floral Way, which is still under construction.
Initials and other offensive drawings were carved into the wet rubberised play surface.
Witnesses described those responsible as aged in their teens and wearing hooded tops.
PC Anna Davies said: “This incident involved a high value of damage being caused to a newly installed play area for children on Floral Way.
“We would like to assure residents that this is a rare event which took place in the evening or overnight.
“Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident, or has any information regarding those responsible.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Davies on 101, quoting 44160359670, or call Crimestoppers Anonymously on 0800 555 111.