Vandals destory model railway show in UK

Model railroad club members had to cancel their annual exhibition after the attack
Vandals have smashed up a model railway show, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage and leaving exhibitors “devastated and distraught”.

Members of Market Deeping Model Railway club were forced to cancel their annual exhibition at Welland academy in Stamford, Lincolnshire, after the break-in and rampage in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The club’s chairman, Peter Davies, 70, told BBC News that the exhibits, including a locomotive unit worth around £8,500, had been smashed, thrown around and stamped on.

Four youths who were arrested on suspicion of burglary and criminal damage have since been released on conditional bail pending further inquiries.

Club members had spent Friday setting up scale models on tables in the school’s hall for their annual show, which was due to open on Saturday and had expected between 500 and 600 visitors.

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