THE trust which runs a town’s swimming baths have expressed both their annoyance and concern after becoming a target for vandals once again.

The swimming pool at Stony Banks, Wigton, is being repeatedly targeted by youths who are climbing on the roof of the swimming pool and looking through the windows at swimmers.

A spokesman for the Wigton Baths Trust, said: “We’ve already put anti vandalism paint on the roof, but they’re starting to cause damage now and it’s costing the pool.

“They’re right on top of the roof looking through the windows of the pool at people who are swimming.”

The pool has been a target for youths before with them climbing on the roof, this is what sparked the trust and staff members to put the anti-vandalism paint on the building.

A spokesperson for Cumbria Police said: “Police were called at 8.59am on Monday, to the report of criminal damage to the public swimming baths in Wigton.

“Damage was caused at some point over the weekend and included a boiler pipe and eggs being thrown at the building.”

The trust spokesman added: “A child is going home with marks on their clothes (from the paint), someone, somewhere knows something.

“I didn’t go down too well when we put the paint on because the windows were egged.

“We are now putting up CCTV to try and deter them, but our main concern is their safety.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log number 54 of April 8.