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Chatteris Town FC secretary overwhelmed with support following devastating toilet vandalism



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A football club has been left devastated after vandals smashed up toilet facilities predominantly used by children.

Staff at Chatteris Town FC discovered the damage at the Paddocks Ground yesterday (Wednesday).

Vicky Bennett, club secretary and welfare officer, said: "It's been devastating because the club is run completely on volunteers.

The damage caused to the toilets. (52697145)
The damage caused to the toilets. (52697145)

"There was no reason for it. They've just destroyed the property of the club."

Vicky said that without working toilet facilities, the club cannot run to its full capacity.

The damage caused to the toilets. (52697143)
The damage caused to the toilets. (52697143)

"The facility that was damaged is predominantly the youths facility," Vicky said.

"Our concern was that we have so many youth teams and it was a bit of an issue for us

"It's just such a shame for the children because we can't run without our facilities.

The damage caused to the toilets. (52697149)
The damage caused to the toilets. (52697149)

"I've got no words for it really."

Despite the upset that the incident caused, Vicky has been overwhelmed with support from the Chatteris community.

The damage caused to the toilets. (52697147)
The damage caused to the toilets. (52697147)

She now hopes to get youth games running as soon as possible with the use of facilities at nearby Chatteris Cricket Club.

She said: "The support we've had from residents coming forward and offering donations has been really amazing.

"We've had lots of parents offering support and offering to clear up.

The damage caused to the toilets. (52697139)
The damage caused to the toilets. (52697139)

"We're hoping with the support from the cricket club, residents and businesses that we can move forward as quickly as possible."

Police are still looking into the matter. If you have any information that may be useful, please call Cambridgeshire Police on 101.



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