Local special school targeted by vandals

Local special school targeted by vandals

Local special school targeted by vandals

Humberside Police have launched an investigation following reports of criminal damage at a local special school on Dulverton Close, Hull.

The incident is thought to have taken place on Saturday 25 July at around 4.30pm.

Officers attended the scene at Northcott Special School, where they discovered two boys on the roof of the building.

Within ten minutes of the original call the pair of 11-year-olds were quickly detained.

35 windows are thought to have been smashed using a bicycle chain.

There are fears that the extent of the damage could result in the school being unable to reopen in September

On Saturday, a spokesperson for the school released the following statement via Twitter:

“We’ve experienced a significant amount of vandal damage over the last 2 days amounting to tens of thousands of £.

“This takes away from all that we do, to those responsible, please bear in mind we can’t afford this amount of damage and SEN pupils will suffer as a result.”

The investigation into the damage is ongoing.

Officers for Humberside Police have confirmed that they intend to work alongside the two boys, their families and the school to identify a suitable resolution.

A spokesperson for the force added:

“Anti-social behaviour and criminal damage of this nature will not be tolerated and the local neighbourhood team will be working with the school and the local community to try and prevent any further issues.”

A gofundme page has been launched, with the school announcing that the damage is expected to cost thousands of pounds to repair.

Police officers are also carrying out extra patrols.

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