03:13AM, Monday 05 November 2012
Raiders fled empty handed after smashing their way through the rear doors at Windsor Leisure Centre this morning.
They struck at about 1.10am using a scaffolding pole to smash in the double doors at the centre in Stovell Road. But the sound of the alarm caused them to flee empty handed.
The centre's manager Jez Spencer said that the site was well protected with any attempted break-in registering at once with a security company, whose men were on the scene within minutes along with the police.
He said: "Attempted break-ins are very rare here."
More than 50 street parties are set to take place this weekend across the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and the surrounding areas.
An independent report into a Conservative councillor has found a breach of the Royal Borough’s code of conduct in a document seen by the Advertiser.