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  • "Calm down Andy and Bert. You may be a pair of philistines but not everybody agrees with you. Whilst Andy is probably right in saying that we didn't want it, we now have it and we need to make the most of it. The wife and I sat down outside Firstsite last weekend to observe the world and we were struck by the juxtaposition of the excellent graffiti art of the Waiting Room next door, compared with the stuff you see inside Firstsite. As to the vandalism, perhaps it was a statement by an art critic - although I doubt it. Probably just some yob from a dysfunctional family who enjoys destroying things. Hey ho!"
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Firstsite targeted by vandals

Firstsite targeted by vandals

Firstsite targeted by vandals

First published in News

ANOTHER giant window estimated to be worth thousands of pounds has been smashed at Colchester’s Firstsite gallery.

The 12ft tall window, next to the main entrance, is thought to have been smashed deliberately with a stone and police are investigating.

A Firstsite spokesman said the exact value of the window was unknown and an insurance claim had been made.

Last October a £70 stud designed to stop skateboarders was used to smash another slightly bigger window, worth £10,000, at the gallery entrance.

More than 140 studs were installed to deter skateboarders from damaging street furniture at the facility but one was unscrewed to carry out the crime.

An Essex Police spokesman said it was appealing for witnesses to the latest incident that happened on the evening of Thursday August 7.

Anyone with information should contact Colchester Police on 101.

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