Woman sought by police over vandalism of pub signs
Images have been released of a woman being sought over a spate of thefts of pub signs.
Landlord of the Travellers Rest at East Pennard Ian Newman has been left baffled after advertising signs for the pub were ripped down.
Over the last few months several signs have been torn down, ripped out of the grown or thrown over hedges in overnight attacks.
Mr Newman said that in six years at the Travellers Rest he has never experienced any problems or issues and can't understand why someone is seemingly targeting his country pub.
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"It is starting to feel personal now, but we can't think of anyone who would have a grudge against us.
"We've been here for about six years and never had any problems.
"It's just wanton vandalism."
The thefts and vandalism have been reported to police, who are appealing for help in tracing the missing signs and finding out who is responsible.
Now Shepton Mallet-based PCSO Guy Dury hopes that someone is going to recognise the suspect from a series of CCTV images just released.
"The landlord was loaned a CCTV camera for a few weeks and caught images of the signs being broken on more than one occasion," said Mr Dury.
"It would appear the damage is being caused by the same person, wearing the same clothes.
"The footage shows a small saloon car driving up and parking and then what looks like a woman getting out."
The woman crosses the road, then interferes with the signs and returns to her car.
PCSO Dury said: "She appears to be wearing running trousers or jodhpurs with some reflective strip.
"It has been suggested she may be wearing riding clothes, but equally it could be a running outfit.
"She seems of a slight-build and has her hair pulled back in a pony-tail.
"The CCTV footage shows that when people drive past she runs off, returning after the coast is clear.
"Someone must recognise who this woman is or know why she has this vendetta."
Anyone who knows the identity of the woman can contact PCSO Guy Dury on the non-emergency number 151 or anonymously via the 0800 555111 Crimestoppers number.