FESTIVAL-goers attending Hardwick Live, in Sedgefield, have said about 15 vehicles parked in an event field overnight have been broken into and vandalised.

Music fans who attended the event took to Facebook to share their outrage and demand better security.

One comment read: "Pay £5 to park in a field to have your car windows smashed in, event organisers should pay the repair costs with the profit made from parking charges."

Another festival-goer said: "Major failing by the organisers, absolutely shameful, security should be provided in the car park too, not just for cars but for the safety of people including children and families walking around in the dark."

One festival-goer, from Middlesbrough, who did not want to be named, said it was his first year attending the event but he would never go back.

The passenger window of his BMW was broken into and vandals stole a dashcam, a watch and change.

He said: "There was about 15 cars which were broken into it's ridiculous.

"Some cars were even stripped for their parts, I think they carefully chose the cars they went for as we saw cars like Range Rovers being targeted."

If you have any information about the break-ins, please call police on 101.

A spokesperson for Hardwick Live said: "Organisers were very upset and concerned that people’s Hardwick Live experience had been spoilt. Extra security measures were put in place for Sunday evening."