VANDALS have gone on an overnight rampage, smashing the windows of more than ten cars on a Barrow street.

Police are appealing for information after a pair of thugs shattered the windows of 13 vehicles and one house in the town's Vulcan Road.

Residents were awoken around 3am yesterday morning to sounds of vehicles being damaged by someone wielding a cricket bat.

A property on the same street was also damaged, with several windows smashed up overnight.

One resident, who has lived on the street for more than 15 years, said she felt ‘scared to be in her own home’.

She said: “I was woken up at 2.30am to shouting and screaming.

“I felt scared and saw someone out the window with a cricket bat.

“There’s been carry on like this a few times. It’s giving the street a bad reputation.

“It makes me feel scared to live in my own home.”

Another resident who witnessed the damage said she was ‘completely shocked’.

“I got in from work at 2.30am and saw a group of lads go on the rampage with a cricket bat.

“I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.

“They looked in their 20s.

“I feel absolutely terrified and unsafe in my own home.”

Another resident is now unable to go to work and pick her children up from school due to her car windscreen being smashed.

“This has seriously affected my day-to-day life,” she said.

“I’m going to be off the road for a while which means arranging transport to work and picking the kids up.

“I want the person or people who have done this to be held accountable for their actions.

“There should be arrests and justice should be served.

“It’s just unfathomable to me why someone would want to do this.”

A police spokeswoman said: “Police were called at around 3am yesterday morning to reports of a male causing damage to vehicles on Vulcan Road, Barrow.

“Thirteen vehicles and a residential property were damaged in the incident.

“The damage included smashed windows.

“Police are investigating this incident and anyone with information is asked to call 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”