Police launch criminal investigation after foaming fountain prank

Foam littered Stevenage's town square on Sunday after pranksters filled the fountain with washing up liquid

Foam littered Stevenage's town square on Sunday after pranksters filled the fountain with washing up liquid - Credit: Hannah Pye

Investigations are underway after pranksters filled a Stevenage fountain with washing up liquid over the weekend.

A Herts police spokesperson told the Comet that officers were carrying out further investigations "following an incident of criminal damage" in the town centre on Sunday, August 8.

The fountain in Stevenage town centre was still foaming on Monday morning (August 9)

The fountain in Stevenage town centre was still foaming on Monday morning (August 9) - Credit: Supplied

It was reported that washing up liquid was poured into fountains in Danesgate, at around 3.25pm.

The fountain foamed well into Monday, August 9, when the last of the soapy suds were cleared.

The escapade is being treated as a criminal incident by Herts police, and enquiries are continuing at this time

The escapade is being treated as a criminal incident by Herts police, and enquiries are continuing at this time - Credit: Hannah Pye

A representative from Stevenage Borough Council confirmed that cleaning up the bubbles, which overflowed into the town square, cost £170 in labour and materials.


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The escapade is being treated as a criminal incident by Herts police, and enquiries are continuing at this time.

Those with information can report directly to Herts police online at herts.police.uk/report or by calling 101, quoting crime reference 41/60964/21.

Stevenage Borough Council said that cleaning up the suds cost £170

Stevenage Borough Council said that cleaning up the suds cost £170 - Credit: Hannah Pye

Alternatively, you can stay anonymous by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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