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Wanderers offer reward to catch pitch vandals

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JERSEY Wanderers Football Club’s pitch could be out of action for up to four weeks following two acts of vandalism this month.

Jersey Wanderers FC are looking at an estimated bill of around £2,000 to repair their pitch following a mindless act of vandalism on Friday night Picture: JERSEY WANDERERS

Vandals have driven a car over the pitch in St Peter on two separate occasions in January – the latest incident on Friday evening – leaving damage estimated to be in the region of £2,000.

Wanderers are offering a reward to anyone who helps lead them to a conviction, and Islanders with any information are being asked to telephone the States police, on 612612, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Wanderers vice-president Bob Lawrence said: ‘Everyone at the club is upset with what has happened and it’s hard to understand why anyone would want to drive onto the pitch and cause damage.

‘It’s soul-destroying, we’ve worked really hard to get a pitch with a really good playing surface and it’s now been ruined.'

Full story in Wednesday's JEP.

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