Criminal-damage spree in Amble

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Police in Amble have stepped up patrols and carried out extensive visits following a spate of criminal damage earlier this week.

During Sunday and Monday, officers were called to several addresses where cars and property were damaged.

On Sunday, offensive graffiti was sprayed on a bungalow in North Street and windows were smashed at a house in Brinkburn Place.

In Queen Street, on both Sunday and Monday, graffiti was sprayed on two separate cars and also on Monday, a shop window and a car were sprayed with graffiti in two separate incidents.

Neighbourhood Inspector Liz Hall said: “We have been making extensive inquiries and have spoken to a lot of people during patrols in the town.

“We have also had access to footage from newly-installed CCTV cameras fitted in the town and have built up a good picture of what has been going on and expect to be taking action against those responsible.

“Incidents of this kind can cause a great deal of concern within neighbourhoods and we will work with our communities to ensure people feel safe in the area where they live and bring an end to this mindless behaviour.”

Anyone with any concerns should call police on 101 or speak to any officer.