POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a cafe window was damaged on New Year’s Eve.

Officers believe a bottle was used to crack the window of Crusty’s Cafe, in Northgate, Darlington, between 10pm and 11pm on New Year’s Eve.

The window of the neighbouring KFC restaurant was also damaged at the same time.

PC John Forster of Darlington police said: "Both windows were cracked as if a bottle had been used to smash them.

"It was a very busy night so if anybody saw anything we are urging them to get in touch with us.”

Anybody with any information is asked to call police on the non-emergency number, 101.

VENUE CHANGE: From Wednesday, January 16, the Breathe Easy group in Darlington will meet at the Beefeater restaurant, at the Premier Inn, Morton Park, on the third Wednesday of every month.

The group used to meet at the Copper Beech, in Neasham Road, and is part of the British Lung Foundation which provides support for people affected by lung conditions.

For more information call 0191-263-0276.

JOINT MEET: A joint ward surgery and police and communities together (Pact) meeting will be held for Mowden ward on Monday, January 7 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm at Mowden Junior School, in Conyers Avenue.

Mowden ward members Ron Lewis and Bill Stenson will attend the meeting, as well as officers from the neighbourhood policing team.