A PERSON has been arrested after vandals smashed through shop windows and destroyed planters, causing a lot of mess and "heartache" in the town.

The incident saw a group of vandals wreak havoc in the early hours of Tuesday night (August 6) in Market Place, Wokingham.

Flower and tree planters outside the Town Hall and Giggling Squid were tipped upside down and shop windows for Halifax and Designs for Living were smashed.

The Cockpit Path parking machine was also destroyed and another issue was raised at The Gig House.

Thames Valley Police have arrested one person.

A Wokingham Town Council spokesman said: "As some of you may be aware there was a lot of damage done in the town overnight on Tuesday.

"The Police have worked tirelessly on this, this morning (August 7) and have following through with all affected.

"We are pleased to say that a person has been arrested.

"Police are obviously keen to get CCTV evidence from businesses who have it."

Business, shops and restaurants with CCTV are urged to come forward to help the police in their investigations.

Residents have feared there isn't enough security cameras to prevent incident's like this from happening again.

However, the town council added: "We have allocated money to install CCTV and are currently working with Borough planning so that they can move this forward.

"We would like to thank everyone who has supplied information and offered help to clear up the mess created."

Wokingham Borough Council leader John Halsall told the News: “The reality is we are going to have CCTV up in Wokingham town centre. 

“It is really sad.

“It is really difficult to believe that anybody would do that.

"We are going to talk to the police and get some more visible policing in the town centre."

Thames Valley Police have been contacted for a comment.