Vandals have destroyed two sets of toilets in Poole by pouring large amounts of cement into them.

Two toilets at Constitution Hill were struck overnight on November 19, with cement poured into the toilet pans. The damage was noticed by cleaning staff when they arrived in the morning to clean the toilets - but the cement had already set in the bowls. 

The toilets will now be out of action until the New Year.

Then three days later, the disabled facility at Baiter Park was also vandalised. Cement was poured down the toilet pan and into the basin of the hand washing unit overnight on November 22. 

This time the cement had not set by the time the cleaners arrived and they were able to reopen the toilets later that day.

Now Borough of Poole are calling for the public's help to track down the culprits.

Ian Poultney, Environmental Development Manager, said: “This is a mindless act of vandalism which serves no purpose other than to inconvenience the local community.

"Borough of Poole only has a limited budget to repair faults and vandalism that has to cover 26 public toilets in Poole. With large savings to be made over the next two years, it is disappointing that we have to repair such intentional vandalism.”

Councillor Xena Dion, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for a Prosperous and Sustainable Poole, said: “It’s beyond belief that people, whatever age, can do this. It’s malicious damage to public property and I would urge anyone with information to contact the Police as soon as possible.”

Councillor Chris Wilson, Ward Member for Poole Town, said: “It’s unbelievable that someone could be so thoughtless as to carry out such a stupid act. I’d ask anyone who may have seen something to report it to the Police or ourselves as soon as possible.”

The cost of the repairs to the vandalised toilets is approximately £2500.

Anyone with information relating to these incidents can contact Dorset Police on 101 quoting reference C14C48401 for Constitution Hill and C14C049112 for Baiter