Olympic Village guarded following vandalism

Osprey Quay
Image caption The Olympic Sailing Village won the 2012 UK Housing Design Awards

The site of the Weymouth and Portland Olympic Sailing Village in Dorset is being guarded after vandals caused about £6,000 of damage.

Of the 77 houses on Officer's Field at Osprey Quay, Portland, six had their doors damaged during an attempted break-in.

The development is being transformed into social and affordable housing.

Two youths aged 14 and 16 were arrested and have been released on bail until the beginning of November.

Kim Slowe, managing director of Poundbury-based developer Zero C, said several garages also had their locks smashed and described the damage as "mindless and disappointing".

First residents

The site was also targeted by vandals last year when someone "hot-wired a digger and tried to knock down one of the coach houses causing £10,000 of damage", Mr Slowe added.

The company would not say what the new security measures were.

The first residents are set to move into the development this week and it is hoped it will be completed by March next year.

Weymouth and Portland hosted the London 2012 sailing events.

The village, which housed 400 athletes and team officials during the Games, won the 2012 UK Housing Design Awards.

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