A weekend of unwarranted destruction

Residents were left angered and in disbelief on Saturday morning when they discovered the Wambanumba Free Little Library in pieces.
Residents were left angered and in disbelief on Saturday morning when they discovered the Wambanumba Free Little Library in pieces.

On Saturday morning residents in the Wambanumba area were left in shock when they discovered the beloved Little Free Library had been destroyed.

Residents were left heartbroken at the discovery with books shredded and the little red house left in splinters.

"There was nothing left," Cindy James said. "The kids couldn't believe someone would do something like this."

It isn't only residents that have been angered by the destruction of the community initiative with people taking to Facebook to vent their anger and offer support.

"We have been overwhelmed by the support from locals," Cindy James said.

The incident was reported to police from the Young Police Station on Saturday morning.

The destruction in the area hadn't finished however with residents reporting a mail box on a property in the Wambanumba area was 'blown up' on Sunday night.

Anyone who would like to help with materials to rebuild the Little Free Library can contact Cindy through the Wambanumba Little Free Library Facebook page.

Police from the Hume Police District in the Young sector released a statement on its Facebook page earlier this week saying they "are aware of a number of items of property, including an item belonging to a community service provider, being damaged by fireworks/some form of incendiary device over the previous several days".

It said the incidents are being investigated and asked for anyone with information, CCTV or dashcam footage to please contact Young Police Station on (02) 6382 8199 or via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.