"Mindless vandalism" is being blamed for an alleged "arson" attack on toilets for disabled in a Falmouth park at the weekend.

The fire was discovered by Bex Richards when she went into the toilet block in Kimberley Park around Saturday lunchtime.

Posting pictures on Facebook she said: "Kimberley Park Falmouth disabled toilets has had a fire in it. Do not go in there! The smoke is still coming out and is very bad."

It appeared that somebody had set fire to the baby changing shelf, filling the building with smoke.


The aftermath of the blaze in Kimberley Park disabled toilets

The aftermath of the blaze in Kimberley Park disabled toilets


Falmouth Town Council maintenance manager Simon Penna said it did not appear that the toilets were being specifically targeted but blamed it on "mindless vandalism" and said it was an attempted arson. He said once the attempted fire was discovered the cleaning team had cleaned up as best they could but had been forced to leave it closed on Sunday. Today the team was going in to carry out any repairs needed.

"The toilets aren’t specifically being targeted, this type of mindless vandalism is not uncommon throughout the town and particularly in public WC's unfortunately," he said. "Upon discovery of this arson attempt, the cleaning team cleaned the WC as best as possible and left it locked off on Sunday and today our own maintenance team are carrying out any rectification required."


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The arson attempt comes as concerns about anti-social behaviour in the area continue to rise after broken glass and a sharp objects were placed in the children's play area and a nearby local shop owner was racially abused.

People living near the town centre have also complained about issues with vandalism with people having plant pots outside their homes smashed and people leaning into open windows and pushing and pushing plant pots into the house.

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