Historic sea shelter on Kent coast has windows pulled out and wood torn off - now police believe passers-by may have captured attack on mobile phones

PUBLISHED: 11:13 05 September 2017


Can you help track down those behind the mindless attack?

A historic public shelter on Herne Bay seafront has been damaged in a mindless attack - and now police want to hear from anyone who may have captured footage of the vandalism on their mobile phone.

The Victorian shelter in Central Parade was targeted between 10pm and 11.42pm on Saturday, August 26 - and now police are stepping up their bid to find the person responsible.

Window panes were pulled out and large pieces of wood were torn off the shelter.

Officers investigating the criminal damage have released the description of a man they would like to speak to. He is white, with short hair and of a stocky build. He was wearing light-coloured, three-quarter length shorts and a white tee-shirt.

Sergeant Nick Barton of the Canterbury community safety unit said: “We believe members of the public may have footage of the incident on their mobile phones, which could help our investigation.”

If you can help, phone Kent Police on 01843 222289 or Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 quoting reference number ZY/40716/17.

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