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PICTURES: Wookey Hole caves vandalised with graffiti

Graffiti inside the caves. Credit: Wookey Hole Caves

The caves at Wookey Hole in Somerset have been vandalised with grafitti overnight.

The graffiti appeared overnight. Credit: Wookey Hole Caves

A number of images and words have been drawn inside the caves including a mammoth and a caveman and woman.

Staff met with graffiti on Monday morning. Credit: Wookey Hole Caves

The owners are assessing the damage but believe those responsible may have abseiled into the valley. The caves are open to the public as usual though.

The caves. Credit: Wookey Hole Caves
The caves. Credit: Wookey Hole Caves

Lambs feast on chocolate eggs

Two lambs and an ewe were tempted by the warmth and smell of chocolate at Wookey Hole caves in Somerset. Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Archive

Two lambs have caused mayhem at a popular tourist attraction in Somerset after trying to scoff a pile of a quarter of a million chocolate Easter eggs.

A ewe and the two lambs were found in the egg store at Wookey Hole Caves where staff believe they went to try to escape the cold weather.

Thousands of chocolate eggs will have to be destroyed but the tourist attraction say their suppliers have agreed to deliver more before the weekend Bank Holiday fun.

General manager Daniel Medley said: "We think it was a bit warmer in there or maybe the smell of the chocolate attracted them.

"It was pretty clear from the chocolate stuck to their wool who was responsible.

"There were pallets with 250,000 eggs on them and we believe a few thousand will have to be destroyed.

"Thankfully, our suppliers just laughed and have agreed to deliver some more before Good Friday.

"For Somerset tourist attractions Easter is the first big weekend of the year. It looks like being a chilly week this year but thankfully most of our attractions, such as the caves, our special Easter circus and the play areas are all indoors so we are expecting a lot of visitors."

The eggs had been purchased for an Easter egg competition that runs from March 30 to April 13 with every child able to win a selection of chocolate eggs.


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