THIEVES tried to break into Huddersfield’s most famous landmark – but they were wasting their time.
They smashed locks in their bid to get into the Victoria Jubilee Tower at Castle Hill, but there is nothing at all of value inside.
The locks will now have to be repaired and the tower may be closed to visitors this weekend.
Castle Hill ranger Julian Brown discovered the damage yesterday morning.
“There has been a determined effort to break in through both the Tower’s doors.’’ he said. “There is absolutely nothing in the Tower at all. They have made a determined effort to get in and have ruined both locks.’’
The Tower is normally open to visitors between 12.30 and 4.30pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
A family ticket for just £3 allows two adults and up to four children up to the viewing platform at the top. An adult ticket is £1.30 and children cost 60p.
Footpaths at Castle Hill have just been revamped and new seats installed.