New bungalow in Bray is wrecked by vandals
Vicious attacks by vandals on a local authority house in a Bray housing estate has made the building almost uninhabitable.
The comparatively new dwelling on the Ballywaltrim Heights complex has been vacant for the past seven months and, it is understood, the Urban Council was about to place a tenant there.
But in recent weeks, the house has become a target for vandals and everything of a useful nature has been smashed by the intruders.
Surprisingly, the work was carried out quietly for residents in surrounding houses heard nothing and the discovery was not made until last weekend when water was seen flowing from the building.
The vandals blocked up the bath and wash-hand basin, turned on the taps and then fled, leaving a trail of destruction behind them.
The matter has now been taken up by the Ballywaltrim Residents’ Association and they believe that the vandals have come from outside the estate.
Said a spokesperson this week - ‘The whole house is destroyed. Parents should come up here and take a look at the destruction that youngsters can cause when allowed out late at night. There is no justification for this type of behaviour.’
With windows, doors, panelling and many other important facilities now destroyed, it is obviously going to cost the council a lot of money to get the building back into good repair.