MEMBERS of the public are being asked for their help in tracking down vandals who caused damage to the gents’ toilets in the Castle Grounds on Saturday afternoon.
The vandalism, which was discovered late on Saturday afternoon, includes cubicle doors pulled off their hinges, a broken toilet roll dispenser, wall and skirting tiles smashed, a wash hand basin ripped out, damage to pipework and urinal cistern and a dent in the storage heater. There was also blood on walls, floors, cubicles and in the toilet pan.
The toilets remained closed on Sunday and Tamworth Borough Council is working hard to get the damage repaired as quickly as possible, so that they will be open in time for the weekend.
The damage has been reported to the police and anyone who may have seen or heard anything, or who has information about the attack, is asked to contact them.
Cllr Rob Pritchard, Tamworth Borough Council Deputy Leader, said:
“Unfortunately due to vandalism of the Castle Grounds toilets on Saturday, we had to close them for urgent repair work and they were not open on Sunday.
“The damage was substantial and I would urge anyone who knows anything about those who caused the damage to please inform the police.”
The toilets in the Castle Grounds are currently only open at weekends, but from Easter, they are due to revert to their summer opening hours of 1pm to 5pm Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday.
Anyone with information on the vandal attack is asked to call the Police non-emergency number 101.
You can also report crime by contacting the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.