Did you see anything? Appeal for information after 'mindless' vandals target public toilets

‘Mindless’ vandals kicked a hole in the door of a disabled toilet cubicle, pulled a sink off the wall and set a small fire at public toilets in Seaton Carew.

Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 3:19 pm
Updated Wednesday, 20th November 2019, 12:15 am
The toilets have been vandalised
The toilets have been vandalised

Council officials in Hartlepool have issued an appeal for information after vandals damaged public toilets at a seaside resort.

The trail of damage at the gents’ toilet block in the clock tower at Seaton Carew was discovered by security staff on Saturday evening (November 16).

Vandals had kicked a hole in the door of a disabled toilet cubicle, pulled a sink off a wall, pulled a pipe from a tap and forced open a door which has damaged the locking bolt. A small fire was also lit at the scene.

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The damage to one of the cubicle door.

Rubbish was left strewn across the floor and water-soaked toilet tissue was thrown about and was stuck to the walls and ceiling.

Tony Hanson, assistant director, environment and neighbourhoods with Hartlepool Borough Council, said: “A lot of money has been invested in improving Seaton Carew in recent times and it is very disappointing that this should happen.

“I would urge anyone with information about who is responsible for causing this mindless damage to contact the police on 101.

“I would also ask residents and visitors to Seaton Carew to act as our eyes and ears by reporting anyone causing damage or acting suspiciously.”

Anyone who saw anything or has any information is asked to contact police by calling 101.