WORLD : Intruder Damages Heath’s Lawn

From Times wire services

Authorities today sought an intruder who used weed killer to write the words “We were here” on the lawn of former Prime Minister Edward Heath’s home, police said.

The intruder slipped past a police guard at the front gate of Heath’s 14th-Century mansion on property adjoining Salisbury Cathedral, 65 miles southwest of London, police said. A police spokesman said the incident occurred last week while the former Conservative Party leader was away. “The house was not entered and nothing was stolen,” he said.

Heath was prime minister from 1970 to ’74 and Conservative leader until 1975 when he was succeeded by Margaret Thatcher.