Lincolnshire

Vandals break into Lincolnshire village school

A village school in Lincolnshire was forced to close after vandals caused thousands of pounds of damage.

On Thursday evening, vandals broke into Holbeach St Marks Primary School and tore radiators off the wall, causing parts of the school to flood.

Headteacher Karen Wiles said in recent months, dozens of windows had been broken and teachers' car tyres slashed.

Lincolnshire Pc Iain Braid said officers were stepping up their efforts to catch the culprits.

Residents' problems

"To the people who are concerned we're not doing anything about this or do not think it's important, I have to state that this is my community too and we take these things seriously," said Pc Braid.

"We are making our best efforts to reach a resolution," he said.

The school was closed on Friday but re-opened on Monday morning.

Ms Wiles said residents in the village had also had problems with the vandals. "Several members of the local community have had tyres slashed. Over the past few days, support has been absolutely fantastic because everyone is just fed up with the whole situation.

"The local community is really pulling together and we're urging everyone to be extra vigilant and if anyone has any information about who is doing these things, to contact Lincolnshire Police," she added.

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