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Last Updated: Friday, 29 December 2006, 22:17 GMT
Toilet prank condemned by mayor
Vandals who pushed a block of mobile toilets down a hill have been accused of risking lives after the loos smashed into a shop in Yeovil, Somerset.

The conveniences which had been put up for shoppers left a hole in brickwork of a sports shop in Bond Street and may have caused structural damage.

Mayor of Yeovil Tony Lock said it was lucky nobody had been killed or injured by the toilets.

It is thought the toilets' handbrake had been released by the offenders.

Cllr Lock added: "I assume it was done as a prank and it's the stupidest thing someone could have done.

Surveyors called

"Somebody could have been severely hurt or killed. This is an example of what closes toilets."

Councillors are now considering future use of the mobile toilets, which cost 3,000 to hire.

Surveyors from South Somerset District Council and Yeovil Town Council have inspected the damage, and the toilets, which were not damaged, have been put back in their original place.

Police are now studying CCTV footage from the area in an attempt to help capture the culprits.

Detectives are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident which happened around 1730 GMT on 26 December, to contact them or Crimestoppers.

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