The incident happened at Brimham Rocks in North Yorkshire. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The incident happened at Brimham Rocks in North Yorkshire. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

Police are appealing for information after a National Trust beauty spot was vandalised.

North Yorkshire Police said five young people were seen pushing a rock from the top of one of the crags at Brimham Rocks on Friday.

The crag face was damaged by the falling boulder at the site near Summerbridge in Nidderdale.

A police spokesperson said: “The damage this has caused is irreplaceable and it is now in a potentially dangerous condition.

“The incident has not only caused considerable damage to both the rock and the crag face, but those responsible also put themselves in danger and have created a potential hazard for other visitors to Brimham Rocks.”

The force is now investigating the incident with the conservation charity that owns the natural attraction, which has numerous eroded gritstone formations. The site has several climbing routes, as well as bouldering and weaselling areas.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police on 101, choosing option 2 and quote reference 12180097959. North Yorkshire police can also be contacted by email.

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