CHESHIRE police are warning juveniles that crime and anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated.
The message comes weeks after vandals accessed the disused St Joseph’s College in Malpas, causing considerable criminal damage.
The building, on Tilston Lane, has been left unattended in recent weeks, following a halt in construction work on its renovation after two large containers were stolen from the site.
Police have now identified the culprits who caused damage to the site and say their actions have caused worry for residents living in the nearby area.
PCSO Sheena Ayrton, who worked on the investigation, said: “The pitfalls of such anti-social activities are the dangers surrounding the building as it is currently in a poor state, the upset and worry caused for parents and residents of the area, and the low level crime that has been caused.
“This comes at a cost because this is not a victimless crime.
“We want to send out the message that anti-social behaviour and crime is not acceptable and will not be tolerated.”
She added: “Any incidents like this have been and will be dealt with appropriately.
“The building is currently being redeveloped, therefore, will now have a visible presence however we encourage anyone to report incidents via 101 if witnessed.”