Vandals trash Harpenden operatic society’s props store
- Credit: Archant
A musical society has been left in the doldrums following the final performance of a show after their store was broken into and vandalised.
The day after the curtain closed on Harpenden Light Operatic Society’s (HLOS) production of Half a Sixpence on Saturday October 10, members of the society went to their store inn Crabtree Lane to return set and props.
But they were greeted with a damaged door, broken and dismantled furniture, and rubbish left around the vicinity after a break in.
Chris Cardy, chairman of HLOS, said she believed that the store, which she described as ‘out of the way’, was used for a party because of the amount of bottles and cigarette stubs found.
She added: “The break-in was obviously a shock after an exhausting week of performances but it is particularly annoying as we will now have to remake or buy things for our production of The Wedding Singer.”
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It is believed the vandals cut through a fence and then gained access to the outbuilding by forcing open a door. Around £500 worth of damage was caused but nothing was stolen.
Police are currently investigating the incident and anyone with information is asked to contact the non-emergency number 101.
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