Van­dals wreck toi­let

Bangor Mail - - YOUR COMMUNITY - The Swift Square toi­lets and, in­set, one of the dam­aged doors

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

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