One of the cars suffered extensive damage. Photo: Paul Wilson

One of the cars suffered extensive damage. Photo: Paul Wilson

Police in the Lake District are investigating after several cars belonging to walkers were damaged while parked in Borrowdale.

A witness to the incident left a note on one of the most badly damaged vehicles saying a tractor towing a large trailer had collided with the car.

Photographs posted on Facebook show one vehicle with a large hole in the skin of the offside rear door, a smashed quarterlight and damage to other panels. Other vehicles parked on the verges of the track at Seathwaite also suffered dented and scratched panels and snapped-off mirrors.

A vehicle with scrapes all down its nearside. Photo: Paul Wilson

A vehicle with scrapes all down its nearside. Photo: Paul Wilson

Vehicles were parked on both sides of the track, which leads to Seathwaite Farm. Most of the occupants of the cars had walked up on to Great Gable for the annual Remembrance Day service on the mountain’s summit.

Police were notified about the incident, which is believed to have happened between 9am and noon on Sunday.

A Cumbria Constabulary spokesperson said: “It is believed that the cars have been damaged by a tractor and trailer.

“Police are carrying out enquiries and ask anyone with information to make contact via 101, quoting log number 156 of 12 November.”

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