When news happens get involved. Send your pictures, views and video to us by text and email
Yobs smash lights of £1.3m new shelters on Lyme seafront
5:00pm Friday 1st June 2012 in Local News
VANDALS who smashed lights at the new £1.32million Marine Parade Shelters in Lyme Regis have been condemned.
And the incident – which follows an attempted burglary at Rinky Tinks Ice Cream Parlour, tools stolen from an outbuilding on Monmouth beach and an attempted break-in at the harbourmaster’s office – is another reason police are so keen to get CCTV as soon as possible.
But planners’ demand for technical reports have delayed their installation by months.
In the latest incident police say there is no way the small decorative ground lights could have been damaged by accident and are appealing for anyone who might have seen anything suspicious to come forward.
Lyme Community beat manager PC Richard Winward said it was a shame there was no CCTV.
He said: “If we had CCTV it may not have happened or we may have been able to detect who did it.
“I know that planning is awkward but this is another example of how CCTV would have helped us.”