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Star Wars Millennium Falcon shed to be repaired following vandalism

Publicity still from Amazing Spaces: Shed of the Year Image copyright Channel 4
Image caption The Star Wars shed featured on Channel 4's Amazing Spaces: Shed of the Year

A shed styled like the Millennium Falcon cockpit from the blockbuster movie Star Wars is set to be repaired after it was smashed by vandals.

Staff at the charity-run Stonebridge City Farm in Nottingham said they were "devastated" when it was damaged.

The shed is in the play area and is used by children who "love" it, staff said.

Shed specialists Waltons, who originally gave the shed to the farm, have offered to come and fix it.

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Media captionMillennium Falcon becomes potting shed
Image copyright Waltons
Image caption The shed has been measured up for new glass

Aaron Ketland, from Waltons, said: "Obviously we are saddened to hear about the vandalism that took place and we are looking into what we can do to help.

"All being well, we'll have the space shed back in flying order."

A finalist in the national Shed of the Year competition, the structure was damaged on Wednesday night in the second of two raids on the farm in just a few days.

Image copyright Stonebridge City Farm
Image caption All of the windows on the Star Wars shed were smashed
Image caption Shed specialists Waltons designed and built the structure and donated it to the farm

A bird was found dead in an aviary following the second raid and staff believe it could have died of fright.

Someone from Waltons has been to assess the damage and to measure up for any parts needed and the work should be completed in about a week.

Police have appealed for anyone with information to contact them.

Image copyright Stonebridge City Farm
Image caption Birds were running around the farm when staff arrived

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