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Bishop Auckland school playing field damaged by digger

King James Academy in Bishop Auckland Image copyright Karl Pepperday
Image caption A JCB, a mini digger and a dumper truck were driven onto the rugby field

Thousands of pounds of damage was caused to playing fields at a school in County Durham after vandals tore it up with a JCB digger.

The destruction happened on Friday between 22:30 and 23:30 BST at King James I Academy in Bishop Auckland.

Durham Police said a JCB, a mini digger and a dumper truck were driven onto the rugby field causing damage to the pitch. The digger was then smashed up.

Money and tools were also stolen from a cabin at the school.

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