"Disgusting attack" on York's medieval hospital appalls local police

"This is a disgusting attack on York's heritage and those responsible should be deeply ashamed," said a North Yorkshire Police spokesman about recent graffiti inscribed on the ruins of York's 12th century St Leonard's Hospital. (photo)

Vandals used black markers to deface the undercroft of the building. St Leonard's Hospital was constructed soon after the Norman conquest and "is believed to have been the largest medieval hospital in the north of England."