Mindless thugs destroy Scout Hut

Credit: Northumbria Police

Mindless thugs have gone on a wrecking spree at a Gateshead Scout Hut which has destroyed the Scout Hut.

A number of thugs forced their way into the headquarters building on Ruskin Road, Birtley during the wrecking spree they damaged lights, smashing doors and ripped heaters of the wall.

Northumbria Police say the attack happened on the weekend of October 21st and 22nd.

This is the second time the building has been targeted since August where a similar level of damage was caused.

Neighbourhood Inspector Mick Robson, from Northumbria Police, said: “This building is at the heart of the community in Birtley and a very well attended club.

“These types of incidents cause massive disruption to their activities and we are making efforts to ensure this doesn’t happen again.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 quoting log 465 22/10/17.