Police are appealing for information after a rampage of vandalism in the Eastern Green area of Penzance on Christmas Eve.

On Christmas night at approximately 9.40pm offenders walking along Branwells Lane, pulled stones out from a Cornish hedge and threw them causing extensive damage to three properties. Fortunately residents within were not injured despite one large stone landing on a pillow in an unoccupied bedroom. The crime references are AP/13/3195, 3196 and 3197.

The same offenders then walked through Freshbrook Close, pushing over bins before entering the Jewson site on Jelbert Way where two males were caught by police. Extensive damage was caused to vehicles and property within and again police are appealing for witnesses. Crime reference AP/13/3198 refers.

The two males arrested are aged 16 and 20, and are currently on police bail.

If anyone saw the two males on Christmas night between 9.00pm and 11.15pm in the Eastern Green area, police would like them to come forward on the 101 number using the crime reference numbers or on Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

A police spokesman said: "These offences have caused a large amount of distress to families and residents during the Christmas period."

A property in Foxes Fields was also broken into between December 21 and 24, where offenders caused "mindless damage" using paints and fire extinguishers to cover property, they also damaged large amounts of personal family belongings within the house. The crime reference is AP/13/3191.