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Colchester: Hunt for ‘bearded’ men who took late night dip at St Mary’s School for Girls’ swimming pool and cause £600 damage

PUBLISHED: 14:10 05 June 2014

The pair ripped back the cover of the outdoor swimming pool at St Marys School for Girls in Lexden Road before having a swim and leaving in the early hours of Sunday.

The pair ripped back the cover of the outdoor swimming pool at St Marys School for Girls in Lexden Road before having a swim and leaving in the early hours of Sunday.

Police are hunting two bearded men who caused £600 worth of damage to a Colchester school’s swimming pool during an overnight break-in.

The pair ripped back the cover of the outdoor swimming pool at St Mary’s School for Girls in Lexden Road before having a swim and leaving in the early hours of Sunday.

They caused £600 worth of damage, Essex Police said.

Both men are described as white and in their mid-to-late 20s. One had long dark hair on top, shaven on the sides and a full dark beard and was wearing a white vest with a white shirt and dark trousers.

The other man had short dark hair, a short dark beard and was wearing a dark top and trousers.

Call police with information on 101.

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