Millwey Rise vandals condemned as 'mindless'

  Posted: 19.06.20 at 09:28 by Philip Evans

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Vandals who have targeted the Millwey Rise Football Club dug-outs at the Cloakham Lawn sports centre in Axminster have been condemned by club officials as “mindless”.

Club captain Haydyn Lewis revealed on social meeting that the dug-outs had been damaged on Wednesday evening when a group of youths were seen hanging around the area.

He said: “Times are hard enough at the moment as it is to financially run a amateur, grassroots football club.

“A large group of youngsters were seen in the area. Parents, if your kids were out in the area, have a word will you? We are checking CCTV.

“Any information could be useful so give me or the chairman Simon Flint a message. We are fuming.”

Axminster county and district councillor Ian Hall, a former Millwey Rise player and official, has also condemned the vandalism.

He told Nub News: “I am incredibly disappointed that, yet again, all the hard work put in by Millwey Rise FC, for the benefit of our community, has been undermined by a mindless minority.

“We have had several issues in the area lately and we, as a community, will not tolerate this kind of behaviour.”

Cllr Hall advised anyone had any information to contact police on 101.

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