Vomiting vandals trash ambulance base

PUBLISHED: 17:20 10 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:26 26 October 2009

Roger Moore surveys some of the damage

Roger Moore surveys some of the damage

VANDALS smashed their way into a St John Ambulance building where they ripped down a ceiling, urinated and vomited. The yobs broke into the building in The Walk, Potters Bar, which is being renovated thanks to public donations, to become a training base

VANDALS smashed their way into a St John Ambulance building where they ripped down a ceiling, urinated and vomited.

The yobs broke into the building in The Walk, Potters Bar, which is being renovated thanks to public donations, to become a training base for St John Ambulance.

CCTV images caught the three youngsters kicking in plaster boards, pulling part of a ceiling down as well as urinating on the work site.

Site manager Jon Sewell said: "I'm not sure how they got in, they may have scaled the fence. They knew what they were doing and they came prepared because they had a torch.

"They could have been drunk because they were urinating on site and one of them was sick on the roof.

"They never managed to get away with anything because nothing was left on site, but they did get upstairs and smashed the place up.

"They are mindless vandals."

Roger Moore, treasurer of St John Ambulance's Potters Bar branch, said: "The police managed to get footprints and fingerprints as well as the CCTV stills.

"They caused £700 of pointless damage so hopefully the police can find these people and punish them accordingly.

"Public money is being used to fund the renovations so it is not just an attack on us, it is an attack on the public."

The three youngsters broke into the building between 1am and 2am last Wednesday.

If you have information call Pc Michael Grigg on 0845 33 00 222.


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