That's very sad! These marvelous creations do not merely date back to "the Victorian era," but to the mid-Victorian era of the early 1850s, one-hundred seventy years ago! I certainly hope it was not vandalism; or if it was, I hope that Hank has the b*****d in his sights and doesn't miss.
The article is not very thorough. Were the broken pieces recovered? Can the damage be repaired?
I see that just a few months ago, the sculptures were listed as "at risk," and plans were being made to spend £800,000 (or over a million bucks in real money) to conserve and restore them.
Further research reveals that the sculptures have been ignored, forgotten, vandalized, restored, demolished, and restored again numerous times over the past almost two centuries. While sad, the current damage appears to be relatively minor compared to the extent of damage that they have been subjected to in the past.
Some of them even have heads and body parts made from fibreglass. What... the art of concrete casting was lost with the Victorians?
I hope they can fix it. And I hope Hank can fix whoever thought it would be a lark to knock the teeth out of a Megalosaurus.