Monday, 29 June 2009

Launceston Castle vandalised

I am as shocked as anyone to read that Launceston Castle has been vandalised. The Castle has stood since the 11th century and was first built by William the Conqueror's brother. Part of one of the remaining fragments of the original wall was damaged at about 3.30am on Sunday morning. Police are currently viewing CCTV footage.

Launceston Castle is the historic landmark of the town. Residents from miles around can see it sitting proudly on top of the hill in the centre of town. Why anyone would want to vandalise it is beyond me. Experts have already said that this type of damage cannot be repaired.

I hope that, on closer inspection, English Heritage are able to effect some sort of repairs. In the meantime, I wish the Police well with their investigations and urge anyone who knows anything about the vandalism to come forward.

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