Vandals target festive spirit

FOR the second year in a row, the Christmas spirit of a Coffs Harbour street has been shaken by mindless vandalism.

Residents of Lesley Close awoke yesterday to find their Christmas decorations broken, ripped out and missing. Resident Bronwyn Humphreys said the damage to her neighbour's decorations was more than $500.

“They've smashed solar panels, stolen candy canes and broken them on the road and torn down fairy lights,” Bronwyn said. “They even had a go at the reindeer 'pasture' that the kids love so much.”

Every house on fhas lights up for Christmas and the street is a drawcard for people during the festive season. But the lights attract others as well, and this is not the first time the decorations in the street have been targeted.

“Hours of work and money that the residents have put in each year for the enjoyment of the community have been soured in a few minutes by mindless lowlifes.”

Last year a house on the street had six handmade elves stolen from the fence, and lights were ripped out of other Christmas displays.



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