A NUMBER of village homes have been damaged by ball bearings reportedly being thrown into the air.

Police are investigating reports of properties in the South Lakeland village of Staveley being damaged by ball bearings.

The vandalism is believed to have taken place in a number of homes in Seedfield over a period of two months.

South Lakeland District Councillor Stan Collins, who represents the parish of Staveley, condemned the vandalism, describing the behaviour as 'unacceptable'.

He said: “Any kind of vandalism has to be stopped

"I've not heard anything about this matter but I'll definitely make some enquiries into this.

"Occasionally we get nonsense like this but it normally isn't anything serious."

Cllr Collins is urging anyone with information about the incidents to come forward.

"If anyone knows of anyone carrying on like this they should come forward because it's unacceptable," he said.

"It's better to catch these things early, even if it is someone they know, because if they get away with it, they may turn to more serious crime later in life."

A Cumbria Constabulary spokesman said the latest incident occurred at around 6pm on Seedfield, Staveley, on Sunday evening.

He said: “It is alleged that ball bearings have been launched into the air causing damage to properties.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC 2411 on 101, quoting log 176 of July 5, 2020.

Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.