Vandals at gardens and church hall again

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An area of Spalding plagued by vandalism and disorder has been targeted again - twice within a matter of hours.

A first floor window at Ayscoughfee Hall and a side window at St Nicolas Church Hall, The Vista, were both smashed as police step up patrols of the area.

It is thought a football caused the damage at Ayscoughfee Hall between 5.30pm on Sunday and 10.30am on Monday, but it is unclear how a window in the disabled toilet at the church hall was smashed between 7pm on Sunday and 8am on Monday.

There was also damage to piping and boarding over the hall entrance, coming just three days after another window at the hall was smashed by a stray ball.

Rev John Bennett, vicar of St Mary and St Nicolas Church, said: “We’ve had windows broken before through carelessness more than anything else.

“The police come more frequently as there is concern about the amount of anti-social behaviour in the area.”

Spalding community policing inspector Jim Tyner said: “Our officers are tasked with dealing with anti-social behaviour and criminal damage in the area.”

Anyone with information should call 101.