‘Book ripper’ on vandalism spree in seaside town


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Hundreds of volumes in the library and bookshops of Herne Bay have had pages torn in half, but police remain baffled

A literary vandal is stalking the streets of Herne Bay in Kent, ripping pages in half in dozens of books in a charity shop and library before replacing them on shelves.

Ryan Campbell, the chief executive of the charity Demelza, which runs a bookshop on Mortimer Street, told the Guardian that since April, around 100 books in the shop have had their pages torn in half horizontally before being reshelved.

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