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Yobs trash children’s nursery in Litherland stealing widescreen TV

YOBS trashed a nursery causing thousands of pounds of damage just months after it was given a new lease of life.

Vandals ransacked the Tweenie Tots 2 nursery in School Lane, Litherland, smashing doors and windows and making off with a widescreen TV.

Manager Maureen Walker-Miller, 49, who helped launch the nursery 10 years ago, said staff and parents were devastated.

She told the ECHO: “I just can’t understand how people could steal from their own community and from children.

“I’m totally lost for words to describe these people – this kind of vile act is completely beyond me.

“We’re all shocked here and trying to cope as best we can for the children.

“Just last summer we received some funding to help refurbish the whole place. So for this to happen now is terrible.”

It is believed those responsible for the attack broke in between 7.25pm and 7.45pm on Thursday.

Smashing their way through the front shutters they set off the fire and burglar alarms as they rampaged through the building.

Windows, doors, and carpets will all need replacing at an estimated cost of more than £3,000. A 50-inch widescreen TV for the kids – worth around £800 – was also stolen in the burglary.

The nursery stayed open on Friday as staff tried to clear up the mess. Maureen added: “I don’t want to let the children know what went on because it would be too upsetting for them.

“Their playrooms have all been damaged. We’ve even got to get someone out to fix their computers as the sprinklers were set off and blew the fuses. We’re just a charity. We don’t exist for profit. I can’t claim on the insurance because then the premiums will be unaffordable.”

Linda Muldoon, 53, of Blundell- sands, takes six-year-old grand- daughter Elisha to the nursery.

She told the ECHO: “It’s absolutely horrific. And it couldn’t have happened to a nicer group of people.

“The staff there are real heroes – they always go the extra mile. Elisha and all the kids love it there – it’s a real shame for them to have to deal with this.”

A Merseyside Police spokesman said: “It is believed that the incident took place between 7.25pm and 7.45pm on Thursday evening. A patrol attended and house-to- house enquiries were undertaken. The scene has been examined and CCTV is being sought from the local area.”

Anyone with information should contact Merseyside Police on 101 or the Crimestoppers hotline on 0800 555 111.

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