Thieves steal musical squares from Newcastle park
Volunteers who give up their time time to maintain Newcastle's Paddy Freeman's Park recently raised more than £6,000 to repair a pirate ship that was falling to bits.
Now they are trying to raise more to replace £5,000 musical squares designed for disabled children which were ripped out of the ground for a second time.
Chairman of the Friends of the park, Jim Patterson, said the "despicable" thieves would be lucky if they received £100 for them as scrap and plans to replace them with plastic ones.
10 Mar 2018