Huge mess left at skate park after NYE party-goers bust curfew

Police have condemned the people who defied coronavirus rules to hold a New Year’s Eve party at the skate park in Warmley Forest Park, leaving a terrible mess behind.

Rubbish including bottles and nitrous oxide canisters were strewn around and a fire was started.

The policing team for South Gloucestershire posted a picture on their Twitter page on New Year’s Day, saying: “We are disgusted and angry to have found the Warmley Skate Park in such an awful state today.

“Not only has this ruined the skate park for those who wanted to use it for skating but breaching COVID legislation is unacceptable behaviour.”

Local councillor Sam Bromiley called it “absolutely disgraceful behaviour”. He said: “Young people from across the community campaigned and worked hard for the site and they will be devastated at the sight of it today.”

Locals cleared up the mess and the skatepark is open although there is fire damage to part of the Tarmac.

The police ask anyone with information about those involved to call 101 or to pass on information anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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