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Basketball hoop vandalised with dog excrement in Farnborough

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Basketball hoop vandalised with dog excrement in Farnborough

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 4:32pm 7th July 2020. (Updated at 6:00am 8th July 2020)

Dog excrement has been used to vandalise a basketball hoop post in Farnborough.

It happened at Osborne Road park, which is used by the Surrey Scorchers and other professional players for training.

The faeces appeared to have been been smeared over the post.

Farnborough dog poo covered
Players covered up the dog excrement until it could be cleaned

A Rushmoor Borough Council spokesperson confirmed they sent contractors to clean the mess "as soon as possible", adding it is a "disgusting and appalling thing for anyone to do and we have informed the police".

 

However, players said this "isn’t the first time they’ve had issues here, but it’s the first time the court has been vandalised".

Police community support officers (PCSOs) have reportedly been sent over before because of noise complaints, but the team said they "ensure they don’t train too early".

A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary confirmed they are aware of the matter, but said the council is dealing with it directly.

They added officers and PCSOs from the Neighbourhood Team will "continue to carry out patrols of the park and monitor incidents".

The council spokeperson told Eagle Radio they are "aware that there have been tensions between some residents and basketball players", and said they have been "working with the local neighbourhood watch and groups that use the court to encourage tolerance and respect".

Residents or park users with concerns are urged to contact the council's community safety team by calling 01252 398399.

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