Village Hall vandalised.............20 January 2002

Contributed by localrags on Oct 22, 2002 - 05:36 PM

Hawkinge village hall was the target of vandals again on Friday night when almost 30 panes of glass were shattered by stones.

Parish council chairman John Heasman, who is also the hall’s custodian, discovered the devastation on Saturday morning.

He said: "There was glass all over the place – on the floor and all over the kitchen and toilets.

"There was a youth meeting at St Luke’s that night and whilst I’m not saying they were to blame there were a lot more young people about that evening then usual."

Whoever was responsible for the damage also stole a number of the hall’s fire extinguishers, one of which was later found emptied and abandoned on land behind the hall.

Folkestone police have been informed and are investigating the incident.