A number of vehicles vandalised

Police are appealing for information after a number of vehicles were damaged in south east Northumberland.

Since May 15, more than 20 vehicles have been targeted by vandals in Blyth, with damage including scratches to bodywork, wipers bent back and tyres slashed.

Vehicles in several streets have been targeted including Tynedale Drive, Poplar Avenue, Willow Avenue, Stanley Street, Cypress Gardens, Maddison Street and Aylesford Square.

Neighbourhood Inspector Dave Simpson said: “We’re carrying out further enquiries to trace those responsible for this spate of damage and there will be additional patrols in the affected areas and officers are also checking CCTV footage.

“We’re also working closely with our partners at Northumberland County Council to do all we can to catch those responsible and prevent further offences.

“This kind of criminal damage is completely mindless and not only causes the victims extra expense but is an inconvenience and causes distress.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 ext 69191, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Callers to Crimestoppers could be eligible for a cash reward.

A 30-year-old man has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.