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‘Mischief Night’ rampage sees kids ’cause £20,000 damage’ at building site


 A huge gang of children reportedly caused more than £20,000 worth of damage to a building site during a ‘Mischief Night’ rampage  Specially adapted flats which will house people with disabilities are currently being built on the site in Garston, Liverpool, in a joint venture by Liverpool Housing Trust and Liverpool City Council  But the site was reportedly set on fire and had windows smashed at around 7.30pm this evening  The damage was caused by “gangs of kids” taking part in “Mizzy Night,” said Craig McKibbin, managing director of Kingsmen Construction who are building the homes   He told the Liverpool Echo that fire crews and police officers who turned up to deal with the incident had bricks thrown at them     Mr McKibben said: “The site is covered in infrared security and CCTV but by the time our security guard got here, fire crews had already arrived  “They set fire to the hoardings and smashed almost every window. They also damaged window frames by kicking them  “It looks like they have caused around £20,000 worth of damage if not more.”    Mr McKibben explained that this is not the first time the site has been attacked  He added: “We have had damage caused almost every week since we started building a few months ago but nothing like this  “It is going to take a lot of time and cost a lot of money to repair the damage here ”  Although it has not been confirmed by the emergency services, a number of other social media posts stated that large groups of children have been seen on the street this evening   On Facebook , one woman said: “King Street is blocked off. Kids have robbed bins, laid them out across the road and set them on fire ”  Another added: “There’s a gang of about 20/25 walking around.”  Garston is just one of the areas of Merseyside plighted with vandalism on Wednesday  Dozens of people have reported windows being smashed, cars being damaged and wheelie bin fires being started in the streets close to King Street   A Merseyside Police spokeswoman told Mirror Online: “Officers were called to King Street, Garston just after 7pm this evening (30th October) to reports that youths were causing damage and attempting to set fire to a bonfire at the above location “On police arrival, the youths also started to throw objects at them but thankfully there were no reported injuries  “Anyone that witnessed the incident or knows those responsible should contact @MerPolCC on social media, call 101 or contact @CrimestoppersUK anonymously ”

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