Vandals deface and smash up scout hut


Scouts are “devastated” after vandals caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to their hut in Toddington.

Yobs smashed all the windows of the scout hut in Station Road before entering the hut and painting graffiti on the walls.

They then attempted to set fire to the building, which caused more damage, before fleeing the premises.

PCSO Claire Young said: “The hut has been completely vandalised which has left the volunteers who run the scout group absolutely devastated and the youngsters without a location to hold their meetings.

“I would encourage anyone with information about this incident to come forward and speak with us so that we can find those responsible.”

The damage is believed to have been done between 10.30pm on February 14 and 8pm on February 20.

PCSO Young is keen to speak with anyone who may have seen anything suspicious at the scout hut during the times and dates mentioned.

If you have information relating to this incident, contact PCSO Young, in confidence, on the non-emergency 101 number or text information to 07786 200011.

Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at