Vandals hit parts of Heage windmill

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BOSSES at a volunteer-run tourist attraction have spoken of their “disgust” after vandals destroy parts of their site.

The culprits broke into Heage Windmill and smashed two wooden hurdles, which are used to keep the public out of dangerous areas.

Stone work was also damaged in the attack, causing hundreds of pounds worth of damage.

Alan Gifford, secretary of Heage Windmill Society, said:

“The riots and mindless damaged experienced elsewhere in the country have surfaced at Heage Windmill.

“There was no sign of the culprits but people in the area are asked to watch for any unusual activity at the mill and to call the police if they are concerned. On one previous occasion, about four years ago, one of the sails was damaged by vandals but they were not caught.”

The incident happened on Thursday, August 11 in the evening. Anyone with information should call Derbyshire Constabulary on 0345 123 33 33 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.