Vandals wreck toilet
VANDALS forced the closure of a town’s main public toilets as it prepared for the arrival of hundreds of visitors.
Damage worth about £500 was caused to the toilets at Swift Square in Holyhead when the door was smashed and equipment was ripped from the walls.
Staff working for the town council, which operates the toilets, discovered the damage on Friday.
On Saturday, Holyhead welcomed the 694-capacity cruise ship Azamara Journey, and a family fun day was held in the town centre on Monday.
The toilets will have to remain shut until the damage has been repaired, and mayor Ann Kennedy said the cost of repairs would have to be diverted from town council funds.
“The toilets are run at a loss but we’re very pleased to keep it open as a facility for the town,” she said.
“On Saturday, the town was full of visitors from the cruise ship, and today we had the fun day in town. Unfortunately, we have now had to close the Swift Square toilets after this mindless vandalism.
“How sad that, at a time when the businesses and the council are working hard to create a welcome for locals and visitors, a small minority is determined to undo all the good work.
“We will do our best to repair the damage and get the toilets back open as soon as possible.”
The town councilcil took over the running of the toilets in 2014 after Anglesey council decided it could no longer afford to keep them open.
A spokesman for North Wales Police said they were investigat- ing the incident incident, which is believed to have taken place late on Thursday afternoon.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting reference number RC17109542