Youths apologise for New Mills park damage

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Two youths have carried out community work in High Lea Park, New Mills, to apologise for causing damage to flower beds.

The damage occurred on July 23 with the youths later being identified through CCTV footage.

They admitted the damage and in agreement with park staff, the youngsters and their parents, a Restorative Justice disposal was proposed by local police officers.

PC James Taylor said: “This is a great example of how the Restorative Justice scheme can work to find a solution to suit the needs of everyone involved.

“The boys attended the park and carried out community work to restore the flower beds. They also apologised to the park staff for their actions, and were spoken to by the manager about the hard work that goes in to maintaining the park to make it a nice place for visitors to enjoy.”