Tobermore residents ‘outraged’ after drunk teens damage new £80k tennis courts

Nets torn down and drinks bottles left on court
Nets torn down and drinks bottles left on court

The community of Tobermore is said to be “outraged” after a gang of drunk teens, who were thought to be drinking at the village’s tennis courts, left a trail of destruction behind them.

Pictures submitted to the Mail show how nets at the new £80k tennis courts were pulled down over night, while a pile of empty drinks bottles were left behind.

Damage to Tobermore tennis Courts allegedly caused by drunk teens overnight on July 20-21

Damage to Tobermore tennis Courts allegedly caused by drunk teens overnight on July 20-21

A local man has hit out at the damage.

He said: “Young ones have gone on drunken wrecking spree on Tobermore’s new £80,000 tennis courts.

“These are well used by all of Tobermore and surrounding area.

“As a community rep my heart’s broke seeing this damage this morning.

Damage to Tobermore tennis Courts allegedly caused by drunk teens overnight on July 20-21

Damage to Tobermore tennis Courts allegedly caused by drunk teens overnight on July 20-21

“The entire village is outraged by this (and) a lot are giving off about 14 and 15-year-olds being served alcohol.

When asked if the culprits hung out in the area most nights, he went on to say that a group of teenagers of around 10 teenagers has been gathering there most nights since summer started.

Police say they have not been aware of the incident yet.