Councillor's shock as yobs attack building four times in three weeks

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Councillor Mohammed Shafiq outside Laisterdyke Library which has been repeatedly hit by vandalism Councillor Mohammed Shafiq outside Laisterdyke Library which has been repeatedly hit by vandalism

A councillor has condemned vandals who have repeatedly targeted a library in Bradford used by thousands of residents in his ward.

Staff at Laisterdyke Library in Manse Street have discovered windows and glass door panels smashed on four occasions in three weeks.

Councillor Mohammed Shafiq (Lab, Bradford Moor), who holds a surgery at the library, said he was shocked to learn of the damage to the building, which two years ago received £10,000 from the Ward Investment Fund to help keep it open.

He said: “I have been a local community member here for a long time and this not seen vandalism of this kind at the library before. It’s a very busy library, 5,000 community members use it each month.

“The library offers free internet access, books, homework clubs, computer lessons and the staff are very friendly and supportive. There’s no reason for a place such as this to be vandalised.

“I would urge the local community that if they are aware of anybody who’s caused this criminal damage to this building to report it to the police. There’s no room for this behaviour in the community.”

Chris Dyson, Principal Libraries Officer, said: “Unfortunately every window has been smashed but the interior of Laisterdyke Library is unaffected. It has remained open and any events are going ahead as planned. We hope to get the windows repaired as soon as possible.”

Police have also condemned the vandalism and urged people to take part in an online police and community meeting being held tomorrow night when the issue will be discussed.

Inspector Andy Gallant of the East Bowling, Barkerend and Bradford Moor Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “We are aware of the vandalism which has taken place recently at the Library and we are currently working to trace those responsible.

“We will also be addressing any local concerns through an online e-PACT or Partners and Community Together meeting tomorrow. Log on to westyorkshire.police.uk/epact from 6.30 pm.

“If you have any information which could assist us in our enquiries, please ring 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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9:08am Tue 6 Dec 11

Joedavid says...

In the video children are blamed.
In the video children are blamed. Joedavid
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11:00am Tue 6 Dec 11

Albion. says...

Joedavid wrote:
In the video children are blamed.
Not exactly, A man suggests that he thinks it might have been done by children.
I wonder if there is any connection to the reports of damage in Knowles Lane which isn't too far from this site.
[quote][p][bold]Joedavid[/bold] wrote: In the video children are blamed.[/p][/quote]Not exactly, A man suggests that he thinks it might have been done by children. I wonder if there is any connection to the reports of damage in Knowles Lane which isn't too far from this site. Albion.
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1:48pm Tue 6 Dec 11

Vegan Justice says...

No CCTV?
No CCTV? Vegan Justice
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3:29pm Tue 6 Dec 11

wobbley-bob says...

Albion. wrote:
Joedavid wrote:
In the video children are blamed.
Not exactly, A man suggests that he thinks it might have been done by children.
I wonder if there is any connection to the reports of damage in Knowles Lane which isn't too far from this site.
Huh? Knowles lane is over 2 miles from Laisterdyke.

More likely feral scroats from either 'The Maze', or Bradford Moor/Thornbury.
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joedavid[/bold] wrote: In the video children are blamed.[/p][/quote]Not exactly, A man suggests that he thinks it might have been done by children. I wonder if there is any connection to the reports of damage in Knowles Lane which isn't too far from this site.[/p][/quote]Huh? Knowles lane is over 2 miles from Laisterdyke. More likely feral scroats from either 'The Maze', or Bradford Moor/Thornbury. wobbley-bob
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3:37pm Tue 6 Dec 11

Albion. says...

wobbley-bob wrote:
Albion. wrote:
Joedavid wrote:
In the video children are blamed.
Not exactly, A man suggests that he thinks it might have been done by children.
I wonder if there is any connection to the reports of damage in Knowles Lane which isn't too far from this site.
Huh? Knowles lane is over 2 miles from Laisterdyke.

More likely feral scroats from either 'The Maze', or Bradford Moor/Thornbury.
That's less than half an hours walk.
[quote][p][bold]wobbley-bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joedavid[/bold] wrote: In the video children are blamed.[/p][/quote]Not exactly, A man suggests that he thinks it might have been done by children. I wonder if there is any connection to the reports of damage in Knowles Lane which isn't too far from this site.[/p][/quote]Huh? Knowles lane is over 2 miles from Laisterdyke. More likely feral scroats from either 'The Maze', or Bradford Moor/Thornbury.[/p][/quote]That's less than half an hours walk. Albion.
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5:05pm Tue 6 Dec 11

wobbley-bob says...

Albion. wrote:
wobbley-bob wrote:
Albion. wrote:
Joedavid wrote:
In the video children are blamed.
Not exactly, A man suggests that he thinks it might have been done by children.
I wonder if there is any connection to the reports of damage in Knowles Lane which isn't too far from this site.
Huh? Knowles lane is over 2 miles from Laisterdyke.

More likely feral scroats from either 'The Maze', or Bradford Moor/Thornbury.
That's less than half an hours walk.
No s**t Sherlock!
.
Still don't see how you make a connection between the two.
I very much doubt that feral scum would walk 4 miles to do some unrelated window smashing.
Maybe they got a taxi. ;)
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wobbley-bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joedavid[/bold] wrote: In the video children are blamed.[/p][/quote]Not exactly, A man suggests that he thinks it might have been done by children. I wonder if there is any connection to the reports of damage in Knowles Lane which isn't too far from this site.[/p][/quote]Huh? Knowles lane is over 2 miles from Laisterdyke. More likely feral scroats from either 'The Maze', or Bradford Moor/Thornbury.[/p][/quote]That's less than half an hours walk.[/p][/quote]No s**t Sherlock! . Still don't see how you make a connection between the two. I very much doubt that feral scum would walk 4 miles to do some unrelated window smashing. Maybe they got a taxi. ;) wobbley-bob
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9:06pm Tue 6 Dec 11

Albion. says...

wobbley-bob wrote:
Albion. wrote:
wobbley-bob wrote:
Albion. wrote:
Joedavid wrote:
In the video children are blamed.
Not exactly, A man suggests that he thinks it might have been done by children.
I wonder if there is any connection to the reports of damage in Knowles Lane which isn't too far from this site.
Huh? Knowles lane is over 2 miles from Laisterdyke.

More likely feral scroats from either 'The Maze', or Bradford Moor/Thornbury.
That's less than half an hours walk.
No s**t Sherlock!
.
Still don't see how you make a connection between the two.
I very much doubt that feral scum would walk 4 miles to do some unrelated window smashing.
Maybe they got a taxi. ;)
I didn't make a connection! dim bast**d! I wrote " I wonder if there is any connection" GOT THAT? THICKO!
[quote][p][bold]wobbley-bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wobbley-bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joedavid[/bold] wrote: In the video children are blamed.[/p][/quote]Not exactly, A man suggests that he thinks it might have been done by children. I wonder if there is any connection to the reports of damage in Knowles Lane which isn't too far from this site.[/p][/quote]Huh? Knowles lane is over 2 miles from Laisterdyke. More likely feral scroats from either 'The Maze', or Bradford Moor/Thornbury.[/p][/quote]That's less than half an hours walk.[/p][/quote]No s**t Sherlock! . Still don't see how you make a connection between the two. I very much doubt that feral scum would walk 4 miles to do some unrelated window smashing. Maybe they got a taxi. ;)[/p][/quote]I didn't make a connection! dim bast**d! I wrote " I wonder if there is any connection" GOT THAT? THICKO! Albion.
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10:09pm Tue 6 Dec 11

wobbley-bob says...

Albion. wrote:
wobbley-bob wrote:
Albion. wrote:
wobbley-bob wrote:
Albion. wrote:
Joedavid wrote:
In the video children are blamed.
Not exactly, A man suggests that he thinks it might have been done by children.
I wonder if there is any connection to the reports of damage in Knowles Lane which isn't too far from this site.
Huh? Knowles lane is over 2 miles from Laisterdyke.

More likely feral scroats from either 'The Maze', or Bradford Moor/Thornbury.
That's less than half an hours walk.
No s**t Sherlock!
.
Still don't see how you make a connection between the two.
I very much doubt that feral scum would walk 4 miles to do some unrelated window smashing.
Maybe they got a taxi. ;)
I didn't make a connection! dim bast**d! I wrote " I wonder if there is any connection" GOT THAT? THICKO!
PMSL.........
Up yours you ****, you really are a nob.....
Bet you feel right hard now don't ya?
Well you're not, you are just another little softy keyboard warrior. Bet you live with your mummy too, cos nobody else will have you.
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wobbley-bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wobbley-bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joedavid[/bold] wrote: In the video children are blamed.[/p][/quote]Not exactly, A man suggests that he thinks it might have been done by children. I wonder if there is any connection to the reports of damage in Knowles Lane which isn't too far from this site.[/p][/quote]Huh? Knowles lane is over 2 miles from Laisterdyke. More likely feral scroats from either 'The Maze', or Bradford Moor/Thornbury.[/p][/quote]That's less than half an hours walk.[/p][/quote]No s**t Sherlock! . Still don't see how you make a connection between the two. I very much doubt that feral scum would walk 4 miles to do some unrelated window smashing. Maybe they got a taxi. ;)[/p][/quote]I didn't make a connection! dim bast**d! I wrote " I wonder if there is any connection" GOT THAT? THICKO![/p][/quote]PMSL......... Up yours you ****, you really are a nob..... Bet you feel right hard now don't ya? Well you're not, you are just another little softy keyboard warrior. Bet you live with your mummy too, cos nobody else will have you. wobbley-bob
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10:13pm Tue 6 Dec 11

wobbley-bob says...

Don't do any more wondering Albion, you're not very well equipped for that task.
Stick to something else that starts with w and ends in ing, with ank in the middle, you prize plank.
Don't do any more wondering Albion, you're not very well equipped for that task. Stick to something else that starts with w and ends in ing, with ank in the middle, you prize plank. wobbley-bob
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10:41pm Tue 6 Dec 11

Albion. says...

wobbley-bob wrote:
Don't do any more wondering Albion, you're not very well equipped for that task.
Stick to something else that starts with w and ends in ing, with ank in the middle, you prize plank.
I'd certainly be strange if I lived with my mother as I'm a pensioner and they cremated her many years ago.
Once again your posts are filled with inaccuracies and assumptions.
[quote][p][bold]wobbley-bob[/bold] wrote: Don't do any more wondering Albion, you're not very well equipped for that task. Stick to something else that starts with w and ends in ing, with ank in the middle, you prize plank.[/p][/quote]I'd certainly be strange if I lived with my mother as I'm a pensioner and they cremated her many years ago. Once again your posts are filled with inaccuracies and assumptions. Albion.
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