Vandals cause £2,000 damage to Market Drayton toilet block

Vandals have broken the lock on a public toilet block in Market Drayton, causing £2,000 worth of damage and ensuring it will have to be shut for repairs.

The toilets, pictured earlier this year, have been vandalised again
The toilets, pictured earlier this year, have been vandalised again

Someone has interfered with the toilets near Market Drayton's swimming pool, damaging the locking mechanism so that the outside door can no longer be locked.

Mayor Roy Aldcroft said the latest incident of vandalism at the toilets was "frustrating" and that the £2,000 bill for repairs will be a detriment to taxpayers, as the money could have been better spent.

The toilet block was refurbished after a number of incidents of vandalism in recent years.

The mayor said that damage has also been done to a low fence at the town park, and that the damaged section will cost almost £1,000 to replace.

"That is £3,000 from the budget gone. That is money we could have used on new play equipment."

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