Launceston Castle damaged by vandals

Officials at English Heritage are "very angry" over the vandalism of Launceston Castle in Cornwall. The 11th century structure was originally built by William the Conqueror's half-brother in 1075, and largely reconstructed in the 13th century. (video)

The damage occurred when the vandals pulled large stones from the oldest part of the walls. "We suffer quite badly from vandalism, but this has got to be the worst damage I have seen in the two years I've been working here, said Sian Thomas. "I was really upset and very angry - these vandals are ripping up our heritage because they are drunk and they think it's funny."