Anger over damage to Sunderland Illuminations sculptures

Damage to Sunderland Illuminations.
Damage to Sunderland Illuminations.

Wearsiders have reacted with anger after sculptures which are part of Sunderland Illuminations were damaged.

Vandals targeted alien and dinosaur figures in Roker Park over the weekend.

Damage to Sunderland Illuminations.

Damage to Sunderland Illuminations.

The Illuminations switch-on event took place on Saturday night, with city Paralmypian Matt Wylie and SAFC legends Jimmy Montgomery and Kevin Ball doing the honours.

But just hours later it was discovered that one of the alien figures is now missing, another alien had its left arm ripped off and yobs had also damaged one of the dinosaurs.

Council bosses say damage amounting to about £1,000 has been caused.

Many of you took to the Echo’s Facebook page to vent your fury at the incidents.

Damage to Sunderland Illuminations.

Damage to Sunderland Illuminations.

Kaye Crawshaw wrote: “Absoulte total morons.

“I suppose they feel big clever and funny now.

“When I was at school if someone ruined your stuff it’s because they were jealous so these morons must be jealous as they cant enjoy anything like others do.”

Mel Jayne said: “Making own city go downhill, they’ll take their money and shows to Newcastle at this rate. Shocking.”

Vicky Trotman wrote: “Doesn’t it just make you lose all faith in the future generation.”

Margaret Sinclair said: “This is awful, they can’t leave nowt alone, disgusting,

Tasmin Armel Duggan said: “This is why we can’t have nice things!”

Jill Strachan wrote: “Disgusting!!”

Brenda Oneill said: “What a disgrace.”

Chris Zoltz Scott wrote: “Well this does not suprise me one bit.”

And Anne Metcalf simply said: “Idiots.”