A vandal with an airgun went on the rampage around West Cumbria last night, shooting the windows of cars and houses.

Cumbria police are investigating after at least 10 incidents happened around the area overnight last night (May 22) into today (May 23).

A police spokesman said most of the damage was to vehicles but a number of house windows were also targeted.

Officers have had reports of damage such incidents happening in Moor Row, Parton, High Harrington, Salterbeck, Distington and Workington.

The police spokesman said: "It is believed whoever did this has done so while driving around in a car.

"There have been no reports of anybody being injured."

Among those whose vehicles were damaged was Lucie Brown.

The rear windscreen of her white Seat Leon was hit while it was parked on Scalegill Road in Moor Row.

She only discovered the damage when she went to drive her car yesterday.

She said: "There looked like no damage until I sat in the car and closed the door shut and the window shattered.

"Luckily I didn’t drive my son and his friend to school as I sometimes do if we are running late.

"My 11-year-old son's motorbike clothes were inside and were covered in glass.

"I’ll have to pay for a new windscreen."

Kate Nicholson realised that her red Vauxhall Astra on Main Street, Frizington, had been damaged after hearing an alarm. 

She said: "I was sitting watching TV and heard a alarm. My brother went out to see whose alarm it was, he came in and told me that someone had smashed my car window."

She checked her CCTV and saw a car draw up alongside her vehicle and someone lean something out of its passenger window shortly before her car's hazard lights began to flash. 

Andrea McEwan was woken by police at 1am who told her her Peugeot 307 had been damaged while parked at Salterbeck.

She said: "It was the driver's side window. I am absolutely disgusted this has happened."

Sergeant Harley Young said: “We are keen to trace whoever has carried this out.

“Officers have been briefed on the incidents and will be proactively policing the area to prevent any further offences.”

Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to call PC 2368 Kearns on 101, referring to log number 264 of May 22.