A Grade II-listed building has been repeatedly broken into and vandalised near St Albans.

The building - in Bullens Green, Colney Heath - has been broken into several times, with windows ripped out and paint thrown over the walls and floor.

Hertfordshire police have described the incidents as "causing substantial criminal damage".


PC Sean Lannon said: "We believe different groups of young people – believed to be school pupils – are regularly breaking into the Grade II-listed building and causing substantial criminal damage.

Herts Advertiser: Paint thrown at walls and floors inside the property.Paint thrown at walls and floors inside the property. (Image: Hertfordshire Constabulary)

"The owners have installed CCTV and we will also be visiting schools to identify those caught on camera.”


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“If you know who may be responsible or you see anyone in the area who may be breaking into the building and causing the criminal damage, please do get in touch with me sean.lannon@herts.police.uk quoting reference 41/26229/23.”

Information can also be reported online at herts.police.uk/report or by calling the police's non-emergency number 101.

Anonymous information can be given by contacting Crimestopppers on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.