THE POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a scout hut was broken into and damaged twice.

Over the past week, the scout hut on Westmead Lane in Chippenham has been broken into and vandalised twice.

The first of the break-ins were reported on Monday, October 11 when the keyholder opened the building and found a large amount of broken glass, graffiti on the walls and all the cupboards emptied.

The police said this could have happened at any point since the building was last used on Wednesday, October 6.

A spokesman for the force said: “The building was then broken into a second time on the evening of Monday, October 11 when further damage was caused.

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“If you’ve seen anything which could help us with our investigation, you can contact us here or call us on 101 quoting reference 54210099296.

“You can also report anonymously by phoning Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.”

Chippenham MP, Michelle Donelan said she was very upset by the news of the criminal damage.

“This is absolutely appalling, I have seen images of the damage done and the perpetrators should feel thoroughly ashamed of themselves,” she added.

“I urge anyone with any information to come forward and speak with the police.

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“If anyone can help with replacing any damaged items please email my office and let me know:”