Vandals pick a good way to say sorry
Aug 28, 2009
Three teenagers who caused damage at a Buxton playground have carried out a litter pick to compensate for their actions.
The 15-year-old boys committed the damage last month when they pulled a plank of wood from the side of a slide at the Bench Road park and used it as a bench on the swings.
Superintendent Terry Branson, who is leading Derbyshire Constabulary's restorative justice project, said: "We work hard to give victims a choice in how their crime is resolved.
"Restorative justice is about using common sense. It's about providing a much better service to the public, enabling officers to use their experience to get to the heart of a complaint and working with both the victims and suspects to identify the best possible solution."