Appeal after Thornaby School Damage Costs Thousands
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Officers are appealing after around £40,000 worth of damage was caused to a school in Thornaby.
Youths could have caused serious injury to themselves when they climbed onto the roof of Thornaby Academy on Baysdale Road and destroyed vents and an air handling unit which controls the gas for the kitchen, and a hot water boiler.
The kitchen was forced to close and flooding damage was caused to some of the classrooms.
The incidents happened between the evenings of Friday 23rd and Sunday 25th June.
Investigating Officer, PC Katie Lister said: “There is a serious risk of serious injury or death being caused to those climbing on the building due to numerous hazards including electric shock.
“If anyone has information about these incidents they can contact 101 or Thornaby Academy. If anyone is seen tresspassing or climbing on buildings, please contact police on 999.”
Please contact PC Lister with any information on 101, quoting reference number 124590.
Independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling 0800 555 111.