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Vandals attack pagan temple on Lampeter university land

Vandals have used tools to damage a pagan temple on a university campus, it has emerged.

Dyfed-Powys Police said the attack on the building on University of Wales: Trinity St David land in Lampeter, Ceredigion, happened on 3 November.

Officers said tools would have been used to cause the damage to steps and the altar.

But university officials have said they do not think the attack was carried out as a "hate crime".

Anyone with information can contact the Dyfed-Powys force on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Cen Powell, executive head of estates and facilities at University of Wales: Trinity Saint David, said: "We are aware of the situation regarding the damage caused to the site and are working with the Students' Union to assess our options.

"The site is on land owned by the university.

"The matter was reported to the police and the site was investigated by local officers along with representatives from the university.

"There is no reason to believe that this was a result of hate crime and would consider it to be an act of vandalism."

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