Vandals have smashed windows estimated to be more than 500 years old at a historic church in North Yorkshire.

North Yorkshire Police said vandals struck at St Mary’s Church, Kirkgate, in Thirsk, between Friday, May 24 and Sunday, May 26. They are treating the incident as criminal damage.

A police spokesman said: "Numerous windows at the church have been broken, and these windows are estimated to be more than 500 years old.

"We’re particularly appealing to anyone who may have seen or heard anything.

"Please email if you have any information that could help our investigation."

Alternatively, you can call North Yorkshire Police on 101, and ask for Nabiel Galab or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their website.

People with information are asked to quote reference 12240093124 when passing on information.