Vandal destroys hay bales

Bales in plastic.

Bales in plastic.

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A farmer was left counting the cost after more than 40 bales of hay were destroyed.

A vandal made holes in the plastic covering 44 bales of hay at Silvermoor Farm, Silvermoor, Littlehoughton, near Alnwick, which ruined the contents. The vandalism happened sometime over the last eight weeks but was only discovered on Thursday.

Anyone who was in the area and may have seen or heard anything suspicious is asked to contact Northumbria a Police on 101, extension 69191, or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.