Further up the street Jane Fellows, who runs Silly Suds Launderette had washing machines damaged when the vandals forced their way into her property after midnight.

“What sort of message does this give out to tourists?” asked Jane.

“This is not the first time this has happened and I’m sick to the back teeth with it. I could burst into tears. It makes me feel like jacking it all in.”

Jane is so angry with vandals’ actions she’s written her own placard pleading with decent people to be extra vigilant and help stamp out vandalism in the town.

This morning two men have been arrested in connection with the incident.

See next week’s papers for the latest.