Police station windows badly damaged in suspected hammer attack

A VANDAL badly damaged windows at Grimsby police station in a suspected hammer attack.

Every pane of glass in 14 windows, including two glass sliding doors, was attacked at the entrance to the inquiries desk at the Victoria Street station.

The reinforced glass did not shatter but was left seriously damaged. One of the glass doors is thought to have been replaced because of its dangerous condition.

A police officer who was alerted to the damage – and later inspected it for himself – told the Grimsby Telegraph: “I didn’t realise we were that unpopular.”

The vandalism happened at about 2.39am on Tuesday.

A 31-year-old man was later arrested and charged with criminal damage following the incident.

A police spokeswoman said the man approached the front of the police station and smashed the windows and damaged the two glass doors with a blunt object.

He later handed himself in to the police following the violent incident and was detained.

He was released on conditional bail to appear at Grimsby Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, January 6.

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