GROUPS of people have been spotted vandalising Hereford swimming pool, West Mercia Police has said.

Reports to police include people risking their own safety by climbing on the roof of the centre, which is likely to remain closed until 2021 due to flood damage.

The building, in St Martin's Avenue, has also been graffitied, police said.

"Police have received reports of anti-social behaviour at the Halo swimming pool in Hereford involving groups of people," officers in the city said.

"Behaviour includes graffiti to the outside of the building, removing of stones from the wall and climbing on top of the leisure pool roof. The site is currently under repair from the recent flood damage.

"If anti-social behaviour is witnessed please report to police on 101 at the time. For your own safety and others stay away from the building."