Ribble Valley police ask for help

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Teenagers have been throwing eggs and missiles at passing cars in the Ribble Valley in the run-up to Hallowe’en, according to police.

The youngsters have been reported launching projectiles at vehicles in the Eshton Terrace and Mitchell Street areas of Clitheroe.

The neighbourhood police unit is urging parents to educate their children about the dangers of their actions.

PC Tony Walsh said: “We want people to think how they would feel if someone they care about was hit in the face by an object travelling at speed, which could cause injury and in some cases, even life-changing injuries. These incidents seem to increase as Hallowe’en approaches and the behaviour of these youths is completely irresponsible.”

l More than a thousand pounds worth of power tools have been taken from a container in Gisburn.

The padlock on the container door was forced off and a Stihl chainsaw model M5391, a Draper electric welder, a small Bosch angle grinder, a Honda petrol generator, a Bosch SDS electric drill, a trolley jack, a set of bolt croppers, a CK socket set, an impact driver, an assortment of spanners and an electrical extension lead were all taken between October 21st and October 24th.

The thieves tried to break into a second container but failed to get in.

Contact the police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you have any information.