One of three vandals who trashed Hinckley’s high street in reckless spree of vandalism last week identified by officers

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 28 June 2022

ONE of the three reckless vandals who went on ‘a spree of vandalism’ across Hinckley town centre 11 days ago have been identified by Hinckley police officers.

Castle Street, Hinckley town centre (Image: Mason Moore) / Inset (Image: Stock photo)

Just one week ago, at 3.05am on Friday, 17 June, two males and one female trashed Hinckley’s high street as they tore down business signage, thrown items at business windows, removed ‘established’ plants, and damaged street furniture.

This prompted Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council (HBBC) to issue a social media statement over the incident, where they told their followers that their CCTV cameras recorded it, and they had supplied some of the footage with Hinckley Police officers.

But since then, the Council have today (Tuesday, 28 June) revealed that one of the three perpetrators has subsequently been identified – and they have been ‘dealt with’ by Hinckley Police officers.

The items which they had removed from the exterior of a town centre business premises, as well as town centre furniture have since been returned.

At the time of publication, it is not known which of the perpetrators had been identified, as this was not stated publicly.

The news of the vandal being identified seen some town-goers and residents praise the Council for helping identify them, as they helped share their footage with the local police force.

One said: “Let’s hope they’ve learnt their lesson – well done.”

Another added: “Keep up the good work.”

Meanwhile, another resident called for them to carry out community work. They stated: “Well done, now they need to repay the town with community work, not a slap on the back of their hands.”

This was seconded by another, with a similar message, reading: “I hope they are being made to do community service to teach them a lesson”.

The vandals were previously branded as “idiots” by Jan Kirby, who serves as the President of the Hinckley and District Chamber of Trade.

She stressed: “I hope they are caught and held accountable for their actions. Businesses and the council have enough to deal with without having to suffer idiots like this.

“We all try and make our town somewhere that is a pleasure to work and play in. Such a shame there are people like this. They need shaming.”

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