By Beth Sharp Wednesday 09 October 2013 Updated: 11/10 00:12
VINDICTIVE vandals destroyed a Bromsgrove community garden with weedkiller.
The plot, at St Andrews Church in Charford, was targeted at some time before last Monday (September 30).
Mark Wood, from the ABC Garden Project, found the ruined potato patch that had been given the lethal chemical dosage by the culprits.
That now means the three and half year old plot, which is funded by public donations, has been attacked several times since the start of this year alone.
And it will now need to be re-dug and left for six months to recover before any re-planting can begin.
Residents and volunteers are becoming increasingly frustrated because the garden provided a much-needed resource for the vulnerable in their community.
Since the garden is funded through public donations, the church is now attempting to find funds to set up a 24-hour security system in a bid to prevent further attacks and replace the spoilt vegetables that were lost in the attack.
Rev Chris Wingfield said: "The vandals have not only destroyed a lot of hard work from the community but have also made the bed unusable which is deeply saddening."
A West Mercia Police spokesperson added anti-social behaviour had a significant impact on residents’ lives and that officers took the community's concerns seriously.
Any witnesses or anyone with any information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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