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Playground Closed After Clothes Damaged

Playground Closed After Clothes Mysteriously Damaged

The children's playground at Harold Moody Reserve in Glen Eden has been closed until further notice, following mysterious damage to a young child's clothing after the child had crawled around rubber matting under play equipment.

Waitakere City Council spokesperson Dai Bindoff says it is to early too speculate as to what may have caused the damage but it is being assumed there was a substance on the matting.

"Fortunately ,the young boy is fine but the clothing is badly damaged and has been sent for laboratory testing to attempt to identify the cause of the damage.

"The council itself does not use any substances that could have been the cause," he says.

Waitakere City Council has erected a fence around the playground and posted a guard to prevent access.

Mr Bindoff says that the council is only aware of one incident but is appealing for anyone who has had anything similar happen, to contact the council call centre, on 09 839 0400.

The council will have no further information for some days until the testing of the clothing is complete

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