£5,000 of damage as school is targeted again

Forest Academy have had tiles destroyed on the roof, just a few weeks after they had all their lead nicked and put in place a lead replacement.''Pictured: Maria Curry (headteacher) with pupils Kia Clarke, Abi Finch, Bobby Redpath, Muhammad Hissain and Mia Goddard
Forest Academy have had tiles destroyed on the roof, just a few weeks after they had all their lead nicked and put in place a lead replacement.''Pictured: Maria Curry (headteacher) with pupils Kia Clarke, Abi Finch, Bobby Redpath, Muhammad Hissain and Mia Goddard

VANDALS have caused £5,000 damage to a school roof – just months after a lead substitute was fitted to deter thieves.

Maria Curry, headteacher of the Forest Academy, in Brandon, pleaded with residents to come forward with information after the offenders smashed roof tiles last weekend.

Ms Curry believes the vandals were probably looking for more lead to steal but, upon finding only the lead replacement, turned to ‘mindless violence’.

She said: “This is just so depressing for the school. Anything we have to spend on repairs is money we can’t spend on the children.

“Brandon is a relatively small community – I am sure somebody must know something.”

The incident came just a week after trespassers had vandalised lettering.

It was the latest in a number of incidents where the school has been targeted. Last year saw lead stripped from the roof on at least four occasions.

Anyone with information should call Pc Marie Moore on 01284 774100.