VANDALS have targeted a town centre church causing over £1,000 worth of damage.

Windows at the Barnsley Spiritualist Church on Pitt Street have been smashed five times in six weeks.

Church Vice President Brian Mellor said: "We've had five windows smashed all together and they're quite large windows with big panes of glass. There just doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to it and it's costing us a lot of money.

"We had a window replaced and it was smashed immediately the next day.

"It's very upsetting and it's been a nuisance really, though it could be a lot worse. You just can't understand the mentality of some people."