A DALTON shop window has been smashed over the weekend - and police are appealing for more information to find out who did it.

The front window of Rig Out, a school uniform shop on Market Street, Dalton, was targeted at some point over the weekend.

The shop is known for its 'quality schoolwear' and would usually be enjoying the rush of families coming in to buy school uniforms ready for September.

Instead, when the pandemic has already led to businesses struggling, the shop has been subject to criminal damage.

A concerned member of the public who had heard of the damage took to social media to show her disgust.

Katrina Johnson said: "Absolutely disgusted, the uniform shop in Dalton has been put through.

"I hope you are proud of yourselves."

A spokesperson for Cumbria Police said: "Officers were called at approximately 2.30pm yesterday afternoon (5th July) to a report of criminal damage at Rig Out, Dalton, where a window had been smashed.

"It is believed the incident occurred sometime between 3pm Saturday afternoon (4th July) and 10am yesterday morning (5th July)."

Dalton South cllr Wendy Maddox said: "If anybody has got any information, they should come forward.

"You wouldn't think of somewhere that sells school uniforms as being targeted.

"I won't say it's unusual but I won't say it's normal because it could have happened anywhere.

"But, I'm not happy that people have targeted a school shop - I think it's a bit much.

"These things happen unfortunately but I hope that if anybody has any information at all then please do just come forward.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact 101 quoting log 120 of yesterday (5th July). Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or attend Barrow Police Station.