A house has been egged by youths before a car belonging to the occupants was damaged.

Police in the Ribble Valley are asking parents and guardians to check where their children were following the incidents, which they say have 'escalated' over the last couple of weeks.

On the morning of the most recent egging incident, the occupants of the house, in Longridge, found there had also been some damage to their car.

Police are now making enquiries to find the culprits and have discouraged shopkeepers in the area from selling eggs to teens.

A spokesperson for the Ribble Valley police said: "We have received reports over the last couple of weeks that an address in Longridge is being ‘egged’ by youths.

"Descriptions are limited.

"This seems to have escalated since, as the occupants found damage to their vehicle on the morning of the most recent incident.

"Enquiries are ongoing, and we will be carrying out targeted patrols in the area.

"We have spoken to the majority of shopkeepers in the area, but can I strongly discourage any shop that sells eggs from selling them to youths."

If you have any information that you believe can assist police enquiries, please call 101 quoting log 1488 of October 3, or alternatively, email: 7687@lancashire.police.uk.

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