Vandalism forces Lake Grounds toilets closure

PUBLISHED: 16:31 05 September 2019 | UPDATED: 16:52 05 September 2019

Lake Grounds

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Public toilets at Portishead’s Lake Grounds are closed to the public after being wrecked by vandals who were trying to steal cash deposited by users.

Thieves tried to break into the coin boxes at the loos, which cost 20p to use, at the weekend and caused damage to a door in the process.

The toilets are owned and operated by North Somerset Council, which has been forced to close them until repairs are completed.

Its spokesman said: "The toilets at the Lake Grounds had to be closed after vandalism on Sunday night.

"Vandals tried to break into the coin boxes and damaged the magnetic door stop in the process.

"We are waiting for a replacement part before they can re-open.

"We would urge anyone with any information about the incident to report it to the police on 101."

Alternatively, people with information can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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