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Police hunt football field vandals

Police are asking members of the public to help them identify vandals who targeted three football fields in the south of the Island at the weekend.

The nets at Colby, Rushen United and King William's College were slashed from the posts with a knife and damaged beyond repair. At the college the vandals struck twice, once overnight on Thursday, then again at the weekend when the posts were uprooted and dumped on the beach.

As well as the upset and inconvenience, the replacement costs for the nets are likely to be in the region of £1,000.

Sergeant Rosie Hawes from Port Erin police says there's currently nothing to confirm a direct link between the incidents, but it's likely more than one person was involved (play audio file):

Anyone who saw anything suspicious is asked to ring Port Erin police 832222 or the anonymous Crimestoppers line, on 0800 555 11.

Police have advised all football clubs on the Island to ensure nets are removed from posts and stored in a secure place when they aren't needed.

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