Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon calls for help in the fight against vandalism

Smashed museum window

Posted on: 9 August 2019

Staff at the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon have asked the public to be vigilant after a window was found smashed on 7 August.

Staff discovered the damage, along with several alcohol bottles around the door, on Thursday morning.  This is the second time the building has been vandalised in the last month.

With the new extension due to be opened soon, staff are concerned about more damage occurring so are asking the public to be on the alert.

Alison Mills, Manager of The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon, says: “Damage such as broken windows is very concerning to us, particularly with the new extension opening soon. We do not want this type of behaviour to go unnoticed in our community so I would like to urge the public to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity they see happening around the Museum to the police.”

Leader of North Devon Council, Councillor David Worden, says: “The Museum is a valuable community resource for residents of North Devon and we all have a part to play in looking after it now and for future generations.  We want to make sure that people know this type of behaviour won’t be tolerated in our community, so if you saw anything suspicious on the night of 7 August, please get in touch with the police.”

If you can help with police enquiries, please contact them by dialling 101.


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