A SWIMMING Pool in Jedburgh has been forced to close for over a week after vandals smashed a window at the building.

During a spate of vandalism's across the town over the weekend a car was vandalised on Jedburgh High Street, plus a window was smashed to the rear of the Carters Rest.

Police constable Suzanne Kay said: “These acts of vandalism have caused considerable distress for the local community.

"As a result of the vandalisms Jedburgh Swimming Pool (Laidlaw Memorial Pool) will be closed for approximately eight days whilst the glass from the smashed window is cleared from the pool area.

“I would ask anyone who has any information relating to the days incidents to get in touch with us at their earliest convenience.”

In a statement, Laidlaw Memorial Pool and Fitness Centre said: "The pool will be closed for the rest of the week. All pool activities are cancelled, our steam room will also be out of use.

"The gym will remain open as normal and gym classes will still be on.

"Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause."

The spate of vandalisms comes after nearby Jedburgh Abbey was defaced between Christmas and New Year.

Vandals set a litter bin alight, uprooted plants, and damaged eight floodlights at the Historic Scotland site.

Attempts were also made to break into a storage unit on the grounds.

Those with information can contact officers at Jedburgh Police Station on 101 quoting incident 1335 of February 25, or report anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.