Dragon Daisy thrown in river

Dragon Daisy thrown in river

Dragon Daisy thrown in river

First published in News

YOBS who broke into a park overnight and threw one of the dragons into the river have been blasted for spoiling people’s fun.

Firefighters were called out to rescue Daisy from the water in Vivary Park, Taunton, early on Sunday morning.

Taunton Deane Mayor Dave Durdan, leader of the dragon trail, said: “Why spoil people’s fun? It’s unbelievable.

“One young boy who cuddles and kisses the dragon every time he goes by was in tears.

“But it’s not just children who have enjoyed the dragons – it’s virtually everybody of all ages in the community.

“It’s been a community venture and all the money goes back into the community.

“It’s such a shame that anyone would try to ruin it.”

Daisy was discovered by Vivary Park ranger Shaun Cregan when he unlocked the park gates.

Mr Cregan, who said the attackers must have climbed over the fence, alerted the fire and rescue service and the dragon was hauled to safety by four firefighters.

“Fortunately, it’s not been damaged, which is a relief, but it must have taken a lot of effort to push it into the water as it’s quite heavy,” said Mr Cregan. “It’s all so pointless.”

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2:07pm Fri 5 Sep 14

ToytownTim says...

B*stards! String them up!
B*stards! String them up! ToytownTim
  • Score: 6

5:06pm Fri 5 Sep 14

ladybird14 says...

I strongly agree with you (ToytownTim) this makes me feel sick .My daugther has done the dragon trail and she has had her picture taken with all of them she has really enjoyed doing this in the summer holidays as it was not only really fun and colourful it got us out and about .She even did other trails in some of the places like at the wicker place and won a small prize she was so up set when i told her what happen to Daisy there is no need of this.
I strongly agree with you (ToytownTim) this makes me feel sick .My daugther has done the dragon trail and she has had her picture taken with all of them she has really enjoyed doing this in the summer holidays as it was not only really fun and colourful it got us out and about .She even did other trails in some of the places like at the wicker place and won a small prize she was so up set when i told her what happen to Daisy there is no need of this. ladybird14
  • Score: 3

5:10pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Somerset_BTGOG says...

They where probably off their heads on legal highs and thought the Dragon was attacking them!

One word 'Scum'
They where probably off their heads on legal highs and thought the Dragon was attacking them! One word 'Scum' Somerset_BTGOG
  • Score: 10
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