Vandals attack Geoneedle

PUBLISHED: 02:01 30 June 2008 | UPDATED: 09:12 10 June 2010

EXMOUTH school children were left disappointed after a geology class went to investigate the Jurassic coastline - and found the Geoneedle at Orcombe Point had been vandalised. Headteacher of the Dolphin School, Bill Gott, had taken his year six class to s

EXMOUTH school children were left disappointed after a geology class went to investigate the Jurassic coastline - and found the Geoneedle at Orcombe Point had been vandalised.Headteacher of the Dolphin School, Bill Gott, had taken his year six class to study the western entrance of the Heritage Coastline, marked by the Geoneedle.The stone marker was one of two to inaugurate the World Heritage Site, and contains nine different stones embedded on to the Portland stone structure.But Mr Gott said when they got there, the interpretation boards were blank: "I have read the signs with interest on previous visits and I was going to use them as a prompt for learning, but we found blank pedestals."We also noticed the Geoneedle had suffered some damage.An officer for Devon County Council confirmed the needle had been vandalised earlier in the year and said: "Someone appears to have knocked chunks out of it then tried to fix it using some kind of filler."The signs were also vandalised, so were removed and we are looking to replace them with more 'indestructible' signs".

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