Police need help to catch Cutty Sark Gardens Christmas tree vandals.

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By poppy_smith | Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 19:22

Members of the public are being encouraged to contact Greenwich West Safer Neighbourhood Police Team following two recent incidents of vandalism to the Christmas tree at Cutty Sark Gardens in Greenwich Town Centre.

Between 8pm on the evening of Thursday 6 December and 6am the following morning (7 December), a number of Royal Borough display banners were cut and removed from the barriers around the tree. During this time a cable operating some of the lights was cut, causing one of the sets of lights to go out. Repairs were made the same day to the lights and the barriers.

At 12.59am in the early hours of Monday 10 December two people spotted at the tree by CCTV cut the main power supply to the lights causing the fuse to blow and causing all the lights to go out. Repairs have been made to the tree's lights which are now back on.

Both incidents have been reported to the police who are urging people to come forward if they may have witnessed something. Police will also be carrying out additional patrols in the area.

The Greenwich West Safer Neighbourhood Team is led by Sergeant Steve Henning, and can be contacted on 020 8284 5494 or emailpolicegreenwich@met.police.uk.

Members of the public can also speak to police officers on patrol in the area or with Royal Borough of Greenwich Town Centre wardens.



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