Vandals who damaged hoardings outside Hitchin Town Hall in second attack caused £450 worth of damage

Hitchin Town Hall

Hitchin Town Hall - Credit: Archant

Police are appealing for help in tracking down the vandals who damaged hoardings surrounding Hitchin Town Hall.

The town centre landmark in Brand Street has been closed for months as developers continue a controversial project to convert it for future community use and provide a new home for the town’s museum.

There have been regular criticisms of the way the project has been carried out, which some people say has damaged the historic aspects of the building.

The £450 worth of damage at the site involves images showing plans for development, and happened at some time over the Christmas holiday break between 5pm on Monday, December 22 and Friday, January 2. In October several panels were stolen from the site.

PCSO Zally Huseyin is investigating and said: “I would appeal to anyone who has any information about who may be responsible for this mindless act of damage to contact me.

“I would also ask for people to look out for any suspicious activity in the area and ask that if you see anything to report it to police as this is the second time that the location has been targeted.”

Anyone with any information should contact PCSO Huseyin via the Herts Police non-emergency number 101 quoting crime reference number G1/15/50. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.