Appeal after thieves rip out park kit
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Thieves steal musical squares from Newcastle park

Volunteers who give up their time time to maintain Newcastle's Paddy Freeman's Park recently raised more than £6,000 to repair a pirate ship that was falling to bits.

Now they are trying to raise more to replace £5,000 musical squares designed for disabled children which were ripped out of the ground for a second time.

Chairman of the Friends of the park, Jim Patterson, said the "despicable" thieves would be lucky if they received £100 for them as scrap and plans to replace them with plastic ones.

  • 10 Mar 2018