Public toilets were ransacked – leaving the council no choice but to close them four hours earlier each day to prevent further damage.

Vandals have struck public amenities in Folkestone and Romney Marsh in recent weeks.

The toilets in Cheriton and New Romney were destroyed. Photo: CHF Canada (56518934)
Vandals have hit both toilets in recent weeks.  Photo: HDFC
Vandals have hit both toilets in recent weeks. Photo: HDFC

Folkestone and Hythe District Council shared footage of the shocking damage in a social media post.

Signs were ripped from the walls, while toilets were smashed and filled with toilet paper.

Bottles were also smashed on the floor, leaving dangerous shards of broken glass all over the tiles.

A spokesman for the council called the “unnecessary” act “senseless and anti-social behaviour”.

“Why…just, why?” He asked.

Bottles were broken on the ground.  Photo: HDFC
Bottles were broken on the ground. Photo: HDFC
A spokesperson described the vandalism as
A spokesperson called the vandalism “crazy anti-social behavior”. Photo: HDFC

“We’re not talking about unfunny jokes scrawled on a cubicle door.
“It’s insane antisocial behavior that has caused significant damage.”

After cleaning up and repairing some of the damage, toilets in Somerset Road, Cheriton and Church Road, New Romney, have reopened – but with a hitch.

“While it certainly doesn’t look like they should, we have managed to reopen the restrooms, but both facilities will temporarily close at 6 p.m. daily to prevent further acts of vandalism,” the spokesperson said. .

“We are sorry for any trouble this may cause.

Facilities are generally kept open until 10 p.m.

“If anyone has any information about those responsible, please report it to Kent Police by visiting www.kent.police.uk or calling 101.”