A SHAFTON man who spearheaded a campaign to have a bus shelter installed several years ago has blasted vandals who smashed in panes of glass.

Parish councillor Les Holt started a petition to have a shelter fitted on Redthorne Way having seen people stand on a muddy patch of land waiting for buses.

He gained more 100 signatures and the shelter was installed by the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE).

However, it was recently vandalised - and Les has spoken out about mounting concerns with antisocial behaviour in the village.

“It’s a huge disappointment as we did a lot of positive work to get this installed,” he added. “It was needed and people use it, so when incidents like this happen it’s disgusting to see.

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“Hopefully police will continue their patrols and gain information on who’s responsible.”