Frustration over anti-social behaviour in Eastfield - house egged and bricks thrown through bus window over the weekend

There is frustration over a spate of incidents of criminal damage that happened in Eastfield over the weekend.

Monday, 25th November 2019, 11:33 am
Updated Monday, 25th November 2019, 12:05 pm
Incidents of criminal damage have been reported in Eastfield.

Around 5pm on Sunday, police were called out to reports of a house that had been egged on Westway. The caller said the incident had happened several nights in a row.

Shortly after that, around 5.40pm, officers received reports of a brick being thrown through the window of the number 7 bus at Holme Hill, near the shops. No injuries were reported.

Bricks and stones were also thrown at house windows in Herdborough Road around 7.10pm. No windows were smashed.

A road sign has been vandalised.

Although a number of youths were stopped, "officers were satisfied they were not involved" and enquiries are currently ongoing.

Police are exploring the possibility that the incidents may be connected.

Ward councillor Tony Randerson said: "The vast majority of the people in Eastfield are lovely, lovely people, it's just a minority of youngsters that want to spoil the environment for everyone. It's very disconcerting. I'm trying to make the place a better environment for all and then you get this."

A sign and tree on the Middle Deepdale Estate were also vandalised over the weekend.

Anyone with information about the incidents is urged to call 101, select option 1 and quote ref NYP24112019-0387.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.