Stones used to vandalise town library

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VANDALS have caused hundreds of pounds worth of damage to a county library.

Officers from Northumbria Police have been called out three times in the last two weeks following reports of stones being thrown at the windows of Bedlington Station Library in Station Road.

Two windows were smashed between 7pm on Wednesday, November 7, and 6am on Monday, November 12.

Then a number of windows were damaged around 5.15pm on Thursday, November 22, while a further window was smashed after a stone was thrown at it between 7.30pm on Friday, November 23, and 6am the following day.

Enquiries into the damage are ongoing with officers stepping up patrols in the area to deter vandals and try to catch those responsible.

Bedlington Neighbourhood Inspector Karen Murray said: “This damage is costing the library a lot of money to repair and is causing distress for the staff and library users.

“Damage like this won’t be tolerated and we have stepped up patrols around the library site overnight to try and stop whoever is doing this.

“If anyone sees anyone hanging around the library or anyone acting suspicious in the area overnight then I’d ask they report it to us straight away so we can respond.”

Anyone with any information into the damages at the library is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191.