A COMMUNITY centre in Worcestershire was targeted by vandals last weekend and CCTV footage of the incident has now been handed in to the police.

Malvern Cube, in Malvern, hit by the attack, which took place in the early hours of Monday morning.

Nicola Turrell, centre manager, said she was shocked and disappointed at finding broken glass all over the car park, as well as finding the mobility handrail torn off the wall, when she got to work yesterday. The concrete steps leading up to the back entrance to the theatre were also smashed.

She said: "We had a big event on the Sunday, so I arrived at work really tired and happy. It was a lovely day - but to find all the damage was so disappointing.

"We're a really inclusive community centre - this kind of behaviour is usually a result of anger and feeling excluded.

"We feel we provide support to people of all ages and are always trying to do something positive for the community, so I was extremely shocked to find what I did."

Mrs Turell said the act of vandalism has now become the focus of what was a "lovely, happy" weekend after the centre hosted an event called The Cube Shuffle with more than 400 guests.

She said: "It's a massive amount of work for the Cube team, as well as access to the building has now become a hazard. We use this space all the time for groups who wish to social distance, so this whole thing has become a massive inconvenience."

CCTV footage of the incident has been handed in to police, which appears to show five males and one female involved in the attack.

She said: "We've reported it to the police, who are now circulating the images of the people to their officers and have now increased patrols of the Cube."

A spokesman for West Mercia Police said: "Around 11am on Monday 6 September officers received a report of criminal damage at a business premises on Albert Road North, Malvern. It’s believed it happened between 12.30am and 1am. A handrail providing disabled access was damaged. No injuries were reported and enquiries are ongoing."

The local community has since reached out to the centre to offer support.

Mrs Turrell said: "We had an out-of-support from locals, sending in messages of kindness. The time and the money that will go into repairs as an independent charity will be hard. Money is tight so we’ve been closed for two years, so to put money towards something that was working perfectly is really frustrating."