Criminals buried nails in a children’s playground in Berlin-Reinickendorf. The playground was immediately closed and the police were alerted. Since yesterday, the district office has been repairing the damage. The Reinickendorf newsletter from the Tagesspiegel reports on this in its current issue.

On May 28, a citizen reported to the police that she had found nails in the “Indian Playground” in the Berlin district of Heiligensee. The alerted police officers were able to determine on site that several nails were apparently intentionally buried in the sand and in the wood chips.

The nails could be found in particular at the points where the children would leave the playground equipment, according to the communication. The playground was therefore immediately closed. All three existing “fall protection surfaces” would now have to be replaced, which will take about a week. The start of the replacement work was yesterday, Wednesday.

According to the district office, the installation of the new fall protection material will take place on June 7th and 8th, so that the playground on the Büsumer Path / Rundhofer Path – directly on the Heiligensee – could probably be released again from June 9th. The damage incurred amounts to around 10,000 euros for the new fall protection material and the personnel and machine costs incurred. The criminal police have started proceedings for attempted dangerous bodily harm and are now urgently looking for witnesses.

[This text comes from the Tagesspiegel newsletter for Berlin-Reinickendorf. There is a lot of concrete district news, with tips and dates once a week here – free and compact: Feel free to try us!]

And here are some of the other topics that you will find in the current Reinickendorf newsletter.

– Nails buried in Heiligensee: Children’s playground closed immediately

– “For many refugees, their animal is a family member” – Marlena Fricler from the Irina Initiative talks about her commitment to people who flee Ukraine with animals

– Rias balance of anti-Semitic incidents 2021: few cases in Reinickendorf, high number of unreported cases

– The 222 bus goes to the Tegel lido during the summer holidays

– Topping-out ceremony at the Hoffmann-von-Fallersleben elementary school: the shell of the modular timber construction was completed within two weeks

– “Blossoming meadows in Tegel”: Nabu invites you to explore

– Exhibition “Raw material turnaround now!” in the second-hand department store Noch Mall

– Rowohlt author Matthias Nawrat will be reading at the Center Bagatelle in June

– Whether Tegeler See or Havel-Ufer: DLRG raises the alarm for bathing summer 2022

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