Excavator damaged in Wallsend

04 Oct 2016 15:31 PM

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a excavator was damaged on a Wallsend building site.

It happened at Ropery Lane in North Tyneside overnight between 10pm on Friday, September 30, and 7am, on Saturday, October 1.

Offenders forced their way onto the site through fencing and damaged an excavator parked on the site causing substantial damage, forcing shutters and smashing windows and mirrors.

The site is beside a public path leading from the metro station on Hadrian Road, Wallsend, and police are appealing for any pedestrians in this area using the walk way who may have witnessed the incident to contact them.

Police want to hear from anyone who was in the area and who may have seen or heard any suspicious activity.

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting reference number 091070U/16, or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.