The Sentencing Council has published new guidelines enabling judges and magistrates in England and Wales to hand down tougher penalties to vandals of heritage buildings. Pleased with the development, specialist heritage insurer Ecclesiastical has expressed its support.
“As the leading insurer of Grade I listed buildings in the UK, we’re passionate about protecting Britain’s heritage,” stated Faith Kitchen, heritage director at Ecclesiastical. “Criminal damage and arson to heritage buildings can have devastating consequences.”
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