A Cumbria County Council depot at Lillyhall, used by the Cumbria Highways team, was broken in to and suffered criminal damage over the weekend. Extensive damage was caused to two highways vehicles, resulting in approximately £6,000 worth of damage.
A spokesperson for Cumbria County Council said: “This is hugely disruptive to Cumbria Highways – we need all of our fleet in operation to ensure we are working at full capacity across all of the various projects the highways team are working on, and to respond to new call-outs. The Cumbria Highways team works incredibly hard in challenging circumstances, and the result of this break-in means the people of Cumbria are now short of two vehicles used to maintain the safety of Cumbria’s roads network.”
Cumbria County Council is working with the police to support their investigation.
If anyone has information which may help identify those responsible, please contact Cumbria Police on 101.