Richmond public toilets closed after vandalism

The toilets at the Falls in Richmond.

Two public toilet blocks in Richmond has been shut due to vandalism.

Police are appealing for information following repeated incidents at Nuns Close and the Falls.

Officers say there has been an increase in anti-social behaviour in the town in recent weeks, with other incidents reported at the cricket club and the castle.

A Richmondshire District Council spokesman said:  “Two toilets – Nuns Close and The Falls in Richmond – have suffered serious vandalism over the past two weeks.

“This has led to the temporary closure of both toilets to prevent any further damage. We are working  closely with the police and arranging for additional surveillance.

“The toilets will be re-opened as soon as we are confident that no further vandalism will occur.

“Signage has been erected at both toilets guiding users to alternative facilities.”

Sergeant Sharon Findlay, from Richmond police, urged anyone with information to get in touch.

She said: “We have received an increase in reports of anti-social behaviour around the toilets and gardens in Richmond.

“This is being monitored and we aim to increase police presence in this area.

“Please report via 101 or 999 If you witness any anti-social behaviour or crimes please contact us.”