Police are releasing photographs of criminal damage reported at a sports venue on the Isle of Wight.
Officers were called during April 2011 to Downend ranges at the Shanklin rifle and pistol club on Arreton Down opposite the junction with Burnt House Lane.
Police Community Support Officer, PCSO Justin Keefe, said: “It appears the club was targeted by vandals using graffiti on at least two occasions. We’ve visited the site to carry out initial enquiries and take photographs of the damage. We’re publishing these pictures to see if anyone recognises the graffiti tags or knows the identity of the vandals.
“Downend ranges is one of the venues for the NatWest Island Games on the Isle of Wight in June. I’m appealing to members of the community to contact us with any information that can help us catch those responsible and show that such behaviour is never tolerated on our island.
“We’re particularly interested in hearing from anyone who may remember people acting suspiciously in the area of Arreton Down during April so far.”
A sign saying ‘Arreton Down’ belonging to the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust was also damaged with graffiti.
The photographs can be seen online at http://www.hampshire.police.uk/Internet/news/releases/Photographs+published+to+help+identify+graffiti+vandals+at+island+sports+venue.htm
Anyone with information is asked to contact PCSO Justin Keefe by phoning 101 or going online to: http://www.hampshire.police.uk/Internet/contact/message_officer.htm.
From outside Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, call the police on 0845 045 45 45. Mini-Com users can call the police on 01962 875000. Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.