Vandals have continued to target public toilets by kicking in doors and smashing tiles forcing the council to close them.

Public toilets in Abingdon have been significantly damaged in a series of attacks on the facilities.

Last week, the toilets at the Charter Car Park were attacked on two separate occasions with doors kicked in, tiles smashed and fixtures and fittings damaged.

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The toilets at the Charter are now shut until the damage can be fully repaired, and it could be months before the facility can be reopened.

People will now need to use facilities at Hales Meadow or Abbey Meadows.

A toilet for disabled users, run by Abingdon Town Council, is also available under the archway by Abbey Cinema, with access via a RADAR Key.

This year, Vale of White Horse District Council has already paid for costly repairs following similar acts of destruction on public toilets in Abingdon and Grove.

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The council will now have to use more public funds to repair the Charter toilets.

Councillor Andy Crawford said: “It’s extremely frustrating that a few mindless individuals are continuing to cause damage which has meant we have had to temporally shut the toilets in the centre of Abingdon.

“To make matters worse, this damage will again cost the taxpayer to repair.”

The vandalism incidents have been reported to Thames Valley Police. If you see someone damaging public facilities, or know who is responsible, contact the police on 101.

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This story was written by Rebecca Whittaker, she joined the team in 2019 as a multimedia reporter.

Rebecca covers education and news in Abingdon and Wantage.

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