Coalville councillor offers £500 cash reward for information after 'lowlife scum' destroy eight trees

By Graham Hill

26th Jan 2023 | Local News

The recently-planted trees were snapped off by vandals. Photos: Michael Wyatt
The recently-planted trees were snapped off by vandals. Photos: Michael Wyatt

A Coalville councillor is offering a £500 reward for information after eight recently planted trees were snapped off by vandals.

Liberal Democrat councillor Michael Wyatt has posted a photo of the damage caused to the trees at Sharpley Avenue playing field.

Cllr Wyatt has described those who did it as 'lowlife scum' and is prepared to offer a cash sum for any lead towards prosecuting the culprits.

The councillor says he managed to get external funding for the trees 'to help improve the environment and help improve air quality'.

He posted on social media: "We have reported eight trees snapped by someone or some individuals.

"I'm absolutely gutted some lowlife scum has come along and snapped these trees.

"If anyone knows anything about who may be responsible for this vandalism then please get in touch.

"I will be offering a £500 reward to anyone who comes forward with information that leads to a successful prosecution.

'We will not let these idiots win. The trees will be replaced."


Subscribe to our FREE WEEKLY Newsletter!

Keep your town in your pocket.

Related Articles

Amazon organised a sports day for local pupils in the Coalville area
Local News

Coalville Amazon raises a smile on Red Nose Day with local schools visits to raise awareness of Comic Relief

The committee presented the cheque earlier this month. Photo: Hugglescote Social Club
Local News

Four-figure sum is raised by Hugglescote Social Club for Air Ambulance Service

Nub News Logo

Sign-up to the Coalville Nub News weekly newsletter

Subscribe now for weekly updates of local news and sport from your town. Plus what's on near where you live - and local homes for sale. All delivered straight to your in-box, every Friday.

We won't pass your details on to anyone else. By clicking the sign-up button you agree to our Privacy Policy.