Vandals scrawl offensive language and pictures over primary school in Outwell

Vandals hit at Beaupre Community School in Outwell

Vandals hit at Beaupre Community School in Outwell - Credit: Archant

A head teacher has spoken about a disgusting act of damage at a primary school after vandals wrote offensive languages and pictures across the playground.

Vandals hit at Beaupre Community School in Outwell

Vandals hit at Beaupre Community School in Outwell - Credit: Archant

The culprits broke into a shed to take poster paint which was then thrown over the Outwell school building, windows and play equipment as well as writing offensive language.

Owen Rhodes, headmaster of Beaupre Community Primary said: “This is a disgusting act of mindless damage.

“Children should not have to attend their school and be faced with this sort of damage and obscenities.

“This has shocked the local community and I am confident the perpetrators will be identified, however I would ask that if anyone has any information or noticed someone with paint marking on their skin or clothing, to contact police.”

Vandals hit at Beaupre Community School in Outwell

Vandals hit at Beaupre Community School in Outwell - Credit: Archant


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“This cruel and senseless act has saddened the whole school community.

“The children were unable to use the playground the following morning, while the incident was being investigated by police, and the mess cleaned up.

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“Although the school remained open, the Beaupré Under 5’s Centre was badly affected, and had to close for the day.

“We have been inundated with good wishes and offers of help and support from parents and the wider community, and have been very grateful for this.

Vandals hit at Beaupre Community School

Vandals hit at Beaupre Community School - Credit: Archant

“Under difficult circumstances it has been very encouraging to see the whole community pulling together.

“I would particularly like to thank the Outwell Fire Service, the under five’s staff and our chair of governors, and who assisted with clearing up.

A Cambridgeshire Police spokesman said that vandals targeted the school throwing paint over the building, play equipment and plants.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident which happened within the grounds of Beaupre Community School on Church Drove between 6pm on Thursday and 6am on Friday (15/16 December).

Norfolk Police are hunting school vandals who threw paint and wrote offensive language at Beupre Com

Norfolk Police are hunting school vandals who threw paint and wrote offensive language at Beupre Community in Outwell - Credit: Archant

A spokesman said: “Suspect(s) broke into a shed on the site and removed poster paint which was then thrown over the building, windows, roof as well as play equipment and plants.

“The paint was also used to write offensive language and pictures on the playground.”

• Witnesses are urged to contact PC Tamsin Raines at Downham Market Police Station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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