Police are appealing for information on two acts of vandalism carried out overnight on Tuesday in Instow and Westleigh.

Police are 'provisionally linking' two acts of vandalism which happened in Instow and Westleigh on Tuesday night.

Officers are appealing for witnesses to help identify two men who were seen causing damage at Johns of Instow at around 11.30pm on Tuesday night.

The two men, wearing hooded tops, were seen at the scene, with one of them thought to have a 'long handled implement'.

A window at The Quay Inn next to Johns of Instow was also smashed.

On the same night, four sliding door windows, and three other windows at Westleigh Cricket Club were smashed by 'unknown means'.

Sgt Ewan Seear said: "We are following active lines of investigation into both incidents, which we are provisionally treating as linked at the moment.

Vandals smashed the glass of the pavilion's double-glazed doors. Picture: Matt SmartVandals smashed the glass of the pavilion's double-glazed doors. Picture: Matt Smart

"Anyone who observed anything unusual or suspicious in the Instow/Westleigh area in the time frame applicable is asked to please contact the police.

"We would also like to reassure everyone in the local community that we do not regard this incident as one that presents a current or future danger to members of the public.

"If you saw these two men prior to, during or after the incident in which property was damaged in Instow, or saw anything suspicious in Westleigh, we would very much like to hear from you.

The damage at Johns of Instow.The damage at Johns of Instow.

"Any information could be helpful to our investigation."

Johns owner Sue Johns called the vandalism 'gut-wrenching', while Westleigh captain, James Starkey, called the vandalism 'disappointing'.

You can contact police by emailing 101@dc.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting reference CR/025178/17 for the Instow incident and CR/025210/17 for the damage to Westleigh cricket pavilion. You can also give information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.