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Vandals 'destroy' industrial yard near Durham

Vandals caused hundreds of thousands of pounds of damage at a County Durham industrial estate, police said.

At sometime over the weekend, the offenders entered The Quarry, in Old Quarrington near Coxhoe and started up one of the JCB machines on site.

Officers believe they then used it to damage several other plant vehicles, before setting fire to the JCB.

Police have appealed for witnesses to the "trail of destruction" to come forward.

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