Police are investigating a burglary and assault which occurred at around 8pm on Wednesday 6th March at the Civic Hall and Masonic Centre, Market Square, Cleator Moor.
A Cumbria Police spokesman said: “Four youths have gained entry to the building and have caused damage to the value of £1,000 to four CCTV cameras. A 70-year-old male from Whitehaven was also assaulted during the incident but did not sustain any injuries.”
There are descriptions available for three of the four suspects.
A white female, aged between 13 and 15-years-old, 5ft 6ins, of slim build with long black hair which was in a pony tail at the time. She was wearing a black hooded jacket, blue skinny jeans which were ripped at the knees and pink trainers.
A white male, ages between 13 and 15-years-old. He is described as slim, 5ft 5ins with light brown short hair. He was wearing a blue zip-up jacket and black joggers with a white stripe down the sides, black trainers and carrying a black backpack.
A white female, aged between 13 and 15-years-old. She is described as medium build, 5ft 6ins, long dark curly hair which was tied up in a high pony tail at the time of the incident. The suspect was wearing a puffer jacket with a hood, grey joggers and black trainers.
Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone who may recognise the description of the suspects.
Anyone with information should call 101 and quote log 215 of the 6th March 2019 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.