£2,000 bill for hall after vandalism

Officials at a Norfolk village hall spoke of their disappointment at the weekend after vandals smashed windows using a high velocity rifle.

Officials at a Norfolk village hall spoke of their disappointment at the weekend after vandals smashed windows using a high velocity rifle.

Seven panes of glass at the entrance and rear of Weeting Village Hall were destroyed in the early hours of Saturday by three youths on motorbikes.

Committee members of the building, in Saxon Place, were counting the cost of the damage last night, which posed a question mark over the bank holiday weekend's exhibition of erotic cycling art.

Robert Childerhouse, trustee and village hall treasurer, said the vandalism would cost more than £2,000 to put right. He added that the incident came two years after four youths spray painted red graffiti on the building.

“I can not understand the sense in it. To use an air rifle to smash the glass is just silly. The village hall is already on its knees financially,” he said.

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