Vandals have once more struck out at a community lifeline. This time the Lower Trunion mobile library has been the target of 'mindless deeds of wanton destruction,' according to library driver Paige Turner.
Ms. Turner kept a record of events and reported her findings to the local Constabulary. The log told of a plethora of overdue books; unreturned tomes; missing tracts; dog ear-ing; coffee rings, and in one barely credible case, scribbling on the dust cover of a Terry Pratchett.
It transpires that a borrower had tested a biro on the dust cover. This resulted in deep inkless elliptical scratches, followed by blood red ink in a similar vein.
'It looked as though someone had practised with a deformed Spirograph. It's despicable that red ink was used. I think It must have been the school mistress.' Ms. Turner proclaimed.
The Police will not corroborate Ms. Turner's accusations, but a threat to terminate the service has been issued by Town council if events don't improve.
It is the duty of all loyal supporters of the mobile library to help stamp out these activities and bring the culprits to book.