Disgust at vandals as series of walls are knocked down in Sheffield

This was the scene after a number of walls were deliberately knocked down on a Sheffield estate, sparking outrage.

Monday, 5th April 2021, 8:20 pm

Vandals struck on Saturday evening in the Skelton area of Woodhouse, where a councillor said it was the latest example of ongoing problems with ‘mindless’ vandalism and anti-social behaviour.

Labour councillor Mick Rooney said he received two phone calls on Saturday evening with reports of more walls being knocked down on Skelton Grove.

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Damage to walls in the Skelton area of Woodhouse, Sheffield, which have been destroyed by vandals (pics: Councillor Mick Rooney)

"I could not believe my eyes when I saw the extent of the damage,” he said.

He added: “I am seeking an urgent meeting with the police, not just about this very serious issue but the ongoing problems in the Woodhouse area with mindless vandalism and anti-social behaviour.

“I believe this is caused by a few individuals. Past experience has shown if action is taken against the leaders in the group this reduces greatly the problem. I will be pushing the police to identify the ring-leaders and take action against them.”