A STONE was thrown through a mini-bus window in what has been branded a ‘mindless act of vandalism’.

The large stone was smashed through the red Renault mini-bus, which is used to transport disabled people to day centres, when it was parked in Greenfoot car park on Lower Greenfoot, Settle.

Settle Police are appealing for witnesses of the incident that happened sometime between 4.30pm on Friday (August 1) and 12.30pm on Saturday (August 2).

PC Tony Ingram of Settle Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “The mini-bus is used to take severely disabled children and adults to day centres and for days out.

“It is now out of action and unable to transport anyone while it undergoes repairs, all because of a mindless act of vandalism.

“We need to find out who carried out this act of criminal damage and I am appealing to anyone who knows anything about the incident to contact the police without delay.”

Settle Police said they understood a party was held at North Ribblesdale Rugby Club on Friday night and party-goers may have witnessed what happened.

Guests of the party are urged to contact the police as any information could be important to the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on non-emergency 101 and select option 2 and ask for PC Tony Ingram or email tony.ingram@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 and quote reference 12140130376.