VANDALS have smashed up greenhouses and ripped up vegetable patches in an allotment three times in the past month.
Owners of the Netherton Moor Road allotment patches say they are fed up of their hard work being destroyed and property demolished.
West Yorkshire Police also reported an incident on February 12 when a wheelie bin was stolen, set on fire and thrown on to grass on the Netherton road.
Great grandfather-of-four Jack Parker had the windows of his greenhouse put through which will cost him hundreds of pounds to replace.
The 83-year-old told the Examiner he had no idea why ‘mindless hooligans’ were targeting the area.
The pensioner said: “There was a lot of damage done the last time – I have no idea why anyone would do this.
“We’ve told the police and they are investigating it now. The vandals have been coming in on a Friday and Saturday night we think.
“Someone must know who is doing this and surely they have some sort of conscience.”
Jack, of Coppice Drive, said he ships over bags of bulbs from Jersey to plant in his greenhouse.
But, because the windows have been smashed, he feared the plants will probably die in the cold February weather.
The plant beds were covered in shards of broken glass which the pensioner had to clear up.
Allotment owners Bob Morris and Melvyn Dean also had their greenhouse windows smashed.
The allotment patches are rented out to local residents looking for garden space by Kirklees council.
A spokesman for West Yorkshire police said the local neighbourhood team had been making house-to-house calls in connection with the incidents.
He said: “It should be known that this sort of behaviour will not be tolerated by the police.
“We urge anyone with any information about who may have been responsible to come forward with names.
“If caught we look to deal with the culprits appropriately.”
To report an incident in your area call 0845 60606.