WATER is leaking from a Stourbridge canal after vandals caused £30,000 damage to a historic Stourbridge site.

Police are investigating incidents of criminal damage caused to the boundary wall around the canal dry dock off Canal Street.

The canal boundary and dry dock area suffered criminal damage last July which was temporarily fixed by the British Waterways Department.

Pc Luci Skinner said: “Over recent weeks this natural heritage canal boundary wall has been damaged again causing an estimated £30,000 in criminal damage.

“The damage is so severe that holes in the wall are starting to show, causing canal water to leak through the wall out onto the dry dock, which is now damaging the surrounding land.”

Police are asking witnesses, dog walkers, and runners to come forward with any information which could be relevant to the investigation.

Cops are also trying to find out who owns land surrounding the dry dock off Canal Street.

Anyone with information can contact the Wollaston and Stourbridge Town neighbourhood team on 0345 113 5000 extension 7909 6732 or email the team at wollastonandstourbridgetown@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk.

People wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.