A POST Office has been forced to shut its doors after suffering "mindless vandalism" overnight.

Highwoods Post Office, in Highwoods Square, Colchester, is currently closed to customers and it remains unknown when it will reopen.

According to the owners of the store the site was targeted by vandals.

In a statement issued on the Post Office's social media page a spokesman said: "Due to an act of mindless vandalism last night we cannot open the post office and shop at present.

"We will update this page when we are open."

More information as we get it.