Horror after sharp blades found in play area in Henlow

A HEADTEACHER was horrified when three razor-sharp blades were discovered by children playing at a recreation ground.

Police were called to The Pyghtles Recreation Ground, Groveside, Henlow after parents reported that the blades were tightly knocked into the timber frames with half their length protruding.

Headteacher of Henlow Church of England Academy Ray Payne said: “I was horrified to find out someone had attempted to endanger the safety of our children in the village. Such actions are intended to harm people physically and it is shocking this would happen in our community.

Henlow Parish Council clerk Bert Schrier said: “The situation was immediately reported to the police. All officers in the Biggleswade policing area have been made aware.”

He said warning notices have also been displayed at the playgrounds, and three schools, Henlow CE Academy, Raynsford VC Lower School, and Derwent Lower School were informed to make their pupils and parents aware, and asked everyone to be more vigilant.

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Mr Schrier added: “It is incomprehensible as to why anyone would carry out such a mindless act, as children’s fingers could easily have been severed had the blades not been discovered.”

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