Published: 13:16, 30 May 2021
| Updated: 13:46, 30 May 2021
Yobs have mown down metal gates at a world famous heritage site.
Parts of the fences at Swanscombe Heritage Park, where the skull of a Stone Age man was found, have been destroyed after apparently being hit by a vehicle.
The trail of damage was discovered earlier today (Sunday) (May 30) by Chris Earl.
He said: "It's along a path between Swanscombe and Greenhithe which had recently been reopened.
"The path connects Knockhall Road with Craylands Lane. It looks like something has literally driven through the fence. I’m guessing the vehicle may have been stolen."
The park, based around the former Barnsfield Pit gravel quarry, is a site of Special Scientific Interest and is a National Nature Reserve.
It is famous with archaeologists across the world after fragments of a skull believed to be of a cave man 400,000 years old were found there. Flint tools and the bones of animals have also been discovered and are now kept at the National History Museum and British Museum.
A sculpture of a giant flint axe-head greats visitors at the entrance.
The park had to be cleaned up after vandals sprayed stones and information panels with graffiti back in 2008.
Police have been asked to comment on the latest vandalism.