VANDALS have targeted a Free Little Library which is located outside the 10th Barry Guides hut - for a second time.

The public book case, in Romilly Road, enables the community in Barry to donate and borrow books, free of charge.

One of the 10th Barry Guides leaders said: “Some of the community have rescued what they could.

“I have been told it was a group of several boys and one girl who were by Sainsbury's for an hour.

“They were weaving in and out of traffic on bikes and sitting on walls of houses.

“They must have thrown the books quite far all over the grass as I found them all over the place.

“I have just thrown two boxes of soaking wet and muddy books in the bin as it was raining.

“This is the second time in a year it's been vandalised.

“The last time they smashed the door open.”

Police in Barry confirmed they were investigating the criminal damage to a book exchange outside a guide hut on Romilly Road.

A South Wales Police spokesman said: “The incident happened around 6pm on Sunday night (February 2) when a group of youths damaged the front of the unit and scattered the books on the ground nearby.

“Officers are appealing to anyone who may have any information which will help them identify whoever was responsible for the damage to contact the police.”

Anyone with any information, can call South Wales Police on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 and quote reference *040904.