Vandals attack Gnome Rock
Monday 31st December 2012, 8:30AM GMT.
VANDALS have smashed a collection of garden ornaments that had become a ‘magical’ unofficial attraction known as Gnome Rock.
People living nearby were outraged when they saw the devastation left at the site, an outcrop near the Beaucette Marina, on Saturday morning.
Earlier this month the ornaments had been reclaimed and returned to their scenic home after police had removed them.
Carol Priaulx, 69, who lives nearby, said the vandals had spoilt the magic of the site for so many children who visited with their families.
‘The kids loved it here,’ she said. ‘They think it is a fairyland. They go into another world. I think whoever did this is just mindless.’