ARSONISTS have targeted a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Old Woking for the second time in as many months.
Offenders caused more than £1,000 worth of smoke damage to Woking Palace after setting fire to litter outside the metal door of the monument sometime between April 6 and June 1.
The attack follows a similar incident first reported to police at the beginning of April when £200 of damage was caused to the historic ruin in Carters Lane.
Investigating Detective Constable Kerry Whindle said: “This is the second time Woking Palace has been damaged as a result of mindless acts of vandalism and I appeal to anyone who may have any information which might help Surrey Police locate those responsible and deal with them accordingly, to call me as a matter of urgency.
“This site is of enormous historical and cultural interest and Surrey Police will not tolerate this wanton damage against such a specialist site in the borough.
“The Safer Neighbourhood Team is aware and will be monitoring the location providing a visible presence and reassurance to those members of the public accessing the monument.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference WK/12/3287. Alternatively call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.