Police are asking witnesses to come forward after a coach was vandalised in Shanklin on the Isle of Wight.
Officers are investigating allegations that a number of youths were seen damaging a coach in the car park at Holliers Hotel in Shanklin Old Village.
The youths were seen running away from the car park towards the area of Big Mead at approximately 7.15pm on Saturday, October 30, 2010.
PC Russ Skinner of the Isle of Wight Targeted Patrol Team (TPT) said: “At the moment it’s estimated the vandals caused up to £2,000 of damage to the coach. We understand one witness saw what happened and told Holliers hotel staff. I’m appealing for that person to contact police so we can confirm more details to help track down the suspects swiftly. We’re also keen to speak with any other witnesses who were in the Shanklin Old Village area between 7pm and 7.30pm on Saturday night.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Russ Skinner at Shanklin police station by phoning 101. Mini-Com users can call the police on 01962 875000. From outside Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, call the police on 0845 045 45 45. Information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.