Alcohol factor in wave of vandalism of British historic sites

Drunken youths are being blamed for the wave of vandalism targeting Britain's historic buildings. More than 170 incidents involving castles, monasteries and stately homes, have been recorded during the past year.

Some of the incidents have been so destructive that sites have been closed. Some of those involved include Thetford Priory in East Anglia, Conisbrough Castle, South Yorkshire, and Netley Abbey, Hampshire.