Elm Christmas lights vandals cause more damage than initially thought say organisers – the event has been stopped until further notice

Three Thomas Clarkson Academy students in uniform were seen causing damage to the Elm Charity Xmas L

Three Thomas Clarkson Academy students in uniform were seen causing damage to the Elm Charity Xmas Lights. - Credit: Archant

The Elm Charity Christmas Lights came to a halt last weekend after three Thomas Clarkson Academy students pulled out the electrical wires.

The Elm Charity Christmas Lights came to a halt last weekend after three Thomas Clarkson Academy students pulled out the electrical wires.

Organisers have now discovered the students caused more damage than they originally thought - £30-40 worth of stock has been damaged.

The students in uniform have brought the charity event to a complete standstill, forcing the organisers to turn off the lights until further notice.

In a Facebook post, an organiser said: “We are sorry, but due to the recent vandalism, it has caused more damage than we initially thought – we are doing our best to get our display working safely and back on.”


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Shortly after the damage was discovered, organisers were passed information of the students involved and released a full statement on social media with a description of the pupils – two male and one female.

“If the parents read our post, they would be able to figure out the description given for Friday.

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“I have not contacted the school simply because if we get the same support we tried to encourage from our primary school, we would simply get no interest.”

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