CCTV reveals clues to Boy With The Leaking Boot vandals' identities (Video)
By Grimsby Telegraph | Friday, July 27, 2012, 08:19
POLICE are looking for a young man with a large tattoo on his shoulder and arm as part of an investigation into the destruction of the Boy With The Leaking Boot statue.
The larger man jumps in the pond and poses next to the statue.
The slimmer man then jumps in and pushes the Leaking Boot boy statue over, to the amusement of the other man.
The Leaking Boot statue has now been broken off.
The larger man rips out the hoses of the fountains in the pond.
The larger man has tattoos down his left arm.
He continues to dive in the water and splash around naked for more than 8 minutes.
After watching the CCTV of two "drunken young men" jumping into the Princess Diana Of Wales memorial pond on Kingsway they have uncovered more clues to their identity.
As reported, the statue was smashed for the second time in eight months just days before the Britain In Bloom judges come to the resort.
CCTV footage – which can be viewed in full below in order to help identify the culprits – shows one of the vandals strip off all his clothes and start swimming around in the pond while his friend took photographs.
The one taking photographs then jumps in and pushes the boy over.
Before doing so he also uncovers what appears to be a large tattoo on his right arm and shoulder.
Cleethorpes In Bloom chairman Bob Callison said: "We are hopeful we will find him."
The incident sparked angry Grimsby Telegraph readers to visit the thisisgrimsby website and comment.
Smoker wrote: "They should be made to fully repay the cost of the damage that they did.
"It seems that the courts are scared to award damage costs against vandals – 100 hours community service is not the same thing as making them pay."
And jack_knife said: "When they are caught, as well as being made to pay the full cost of repair and installing the boy, they should be ordered to stand in their underpants in the middle of the pond on an hour in, half an hour out, between 9am and 5pm, for a full week."
Can you help?
If you know anything, contact Humberside Police by calling 101, quoting log 164 of 25 July 2012.