'Destructive' vandals threw rubbish around and damaged a council building in Tetbury in the early hours of this morning.

Damage was also caused around the football club, recreation area and the Goods Shed between 2am and 3am.

A statement from Tetbury Town Council said: "It has come to our attention that there has been a few cases of antisocial behaviour by some destructive individuals in the early hours this morning, including damage to our office building.

"Other reports are of rubbish being thrown on top of cars, bins being moved, damage around the football club, recreation area and the Goods Shed around 2am to 3am.

"We have managed to gain some security footage, but if anyone with more information or security footage about these or possible related incidents who has not yet spoken to police is asked to call 101, quoting CR/026314/20 of August 13."

A spokesman for Gloucestershire Police said: "Police were called to reports of criminal damage at premises on Long Street in the early hours of Thursday morning (August 13).

"A metal information sign from the porch of the building had been torn from the wall and thrown into a near-by car park.

"Rubbish had also been left on the roofs of vehicles parked close to the building, although none were reported damaged.

"Officers would like to speak to anyone with information about this incident. Contact Gloucestershire Constabulary on 101, quoting incident 172 of 13 August."

A post on the Tetbury Goods Shed Facebook page stated: "Sad news to report.....once again we have been targeted by anti social behaviour.

"Recently our team have come to work and had to clear up broken glass from bottles being thrown and other rubbish. Today a table has been thrown into the bushes.

"Really upsetting when we are struggling to return after lockdown and we are a charity working for the good of our community."