A HISTORIC window at a museum in Newbury was smashed in a 'senseless offence', police officers said.

Thames Valley Police is appealing for information following an incident of criminal damage at West Berkshire Museum in Newbury.

The incident happened between 4.30pm on Saturday, June 25 and 4.45pm on Sunday, June 26.

A historic window located on the west side of the Grade 1 listed property in The Wharf was smashed.

Investigating officer, PC Colin Boyes said: “This is a senseless offence, damaging a window at West Berkshire Museum, which is a Grade 1 listed property.

“Unfortunately, between 2016 and 2022 there has been five incidents of criminal damage to the property’s historic windows.

“If anyone has any footage or information about the offence, you can get in touch by either making a report online or by calling 101 quoting reference number 43220287058.

“Alternatively, for 100% anonymity, you can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”