Arrests made after vandals target hall

THREE people were arrested on Monday night in connection with damage to Brampton s Memorial Hall. About £1,000 damage was caused to centre, which cost £400,000 to refurbish. It was reopened last year but within weeks some £3,000 damage was done to it, bef

THREE people were arrested on Monday night in connection with damage to Brampton's Memorial Hall.

About £1,000 damage was caused to centre, which cost £400,000 to refurbish. It was reopened last year but within weeks some £3,000 damage was done to it, before it was officially opened on July 8.

Nearly a year on, on May 28, there had been a second attack. A door vault was damaged and stones were thrown shattering six double- glazed windows. A bucket was also pushed through a window to allow entry to the building.

A spokesman for the parish council said a laptop computer was moved out of its locker but it was left there while a mouse was stolen. Outside, the slats off two benches were broken and used to build a fire in a wheelie bin.

The hall has four CCTV cameras covering the building and the area around it.

The spokesman added: "We are really pleased that we have CCTV. The council has provided a beautiful and wonderful family facility for the whole of Brampton and it is just a few people who want to spoil it. We do not have an on-going vandalism problem.

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"We will have to put the bins in a circle and padlock them shut so their contents cannot be set alight."

INFORMATION: Contact Pc Jon Windley at Huntingdon Police Station on 0845 4564564 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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