Unpaid work for woman who pulled up plants

This planter outside Cherries of Boston shop in Pen Street was vandalised within hours of being set up
This planter outside Cherries of Boston shop in Pen Street was vandalised within hours of being set up

A woman who pulled plants out of a display created for Boston In-Bloom will complete a session of restorative justice, the council has confirmed.

Following the release of CCTV by the council on Tuesday morning, the woman who was accused of pulling up the flowers spoke to the authority and police about the incident - which on social media she had said was ‘ashamed’ to have carried out while drunk.

A spokesman for the council said: “She was shown the CCTV footage, admitted the offence and has agreed to a session of restorative justice.

“She will work unpaid with Boston Borough Council’s parks and grounds staff weeding and planting in Boston town centre.”

The vandalism is one of several incidents which have upset organisers of this years’ Boston In-Bloom competition as the flora has been planted by volunteers and donated by businesses.