Bench damaged in Haltwhistle

01 Feb 2017 15:11 PM

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Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident of criminal damage in Haltwhistle.

A bench outside the Co-Op on Westgate in the Northumberland town was damaged overnight between 10pm on Saturday, January 7, and 7am on Sunday, January 8.

Offenders threw paint over the bench, which had been donated as a memorial bench, causing damage to it.

Police are appealing for witnesses, anyone who was in the area and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious, is asked to contact police.

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting reference number 165 of 31/01/17 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.