Council try to flush out toilet vandals

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Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council is working with local police following a recent spate of criminal damage to public toilets in the Dunluce Avenue area of Portrush.

Following two incidents of criminal damage over a three week period, Council officers found the toilets to be substantially damaged.

The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Michelle Knight-McQuillan, said: “I was shocked having been informed of the damage individuals have caused to the public toilets at Dunluce Avenue.

“The damage to the facility on this occasion reaches costs of up to £2,500. This is not only an additional cost to ratepayers, but also impacts on Council’s resources.

“The additional toilets were installed following requests from the public. Unfortunately as the facility has now suffered so much damage in recent weeks Council may have to consider withdrawing the public toilets due to the rising cost of repairs resulting from continuous vandalism.

“The local PSNI has been informed of the incidents and of the damage, and is investigating. I’d ask anyone with information which may be of assistance to please come forward and speak directly to their local PSNI office.”