Appeal for information over public toilets vandalism

Published Tuesday, 19th November 2019

Council officials in Hartlepool have issued an appeal for information after vandals damaged public toilets at a seaside resort.

The trail of damage at the gents’ toilet block in the clock tower at Seaton Carew was discovered by security staff on Saturday evening.

The vandals kicked a hole in the door of a disabled toilet cubicle, pulled a sink off a wall, pulled a pipe from a tap and forced open a door, damaging the locking bolt. A small fire was also lit.

Rubbish was left strewn across the floor and water-soaked toilet tissue was thrown about, sticking to the walls and ceiling.

The vandalised toilets

Tony Hanson, Assistant Director, Environment and Neighbourhoods with Hartlepool Borough Council, said: “A lot of money has been invested in improving Seaton Carew in recent times and it is very disappointing that this should happen.

“I would urge anyone with information about who is responsible for causing this mindless damage to contact the police on 101.

“I would also ask residents and visitors to Seaton Carew to act as our eyes and ears by reporting anyone causing damage or acting suspiciously.”