FRUSTRATED staff at a Worcester doctors surgery are calling for action to be taken against a group of youths who have been damaging a buildings' roof with a football.

Staff at the Severn Valley Medical Practice's Lyppard Grange site, off Ankerage Green, have reported the damage to police, which is regularly costing hundreds of pounds to repair.

Donna Lowe, the office manager at the site, said: "They play football on our car park (next to the surgery), and the ball damages the tiles.

"They play after we have closed our doors, at night and at weekends.

"It has happened five times this year but before then it was an ongoing problem for years."

She added CCTV was being looked at by the police investigating the ongoing damage.

Nicky Redshaw, another member of staff, said: "We have arrived in the mornings, and found the broken tills on the floor.

"Each time they have to be replaced, and it costs money that could be better spent - it cost £600 last time."

A spokesman for West Mercia Police said: "Officers from the local Safer Neighbourhood Team are investigating reports of criminal damage at the Medical Centre that are believed to have been caused sometime between 5.30pm on Tuesday, May 9, and 9am on Wednesday, May 10.

"Damage is believed to have been caused to a number of roof tiles and officers are keen to talk to a number of youths who are believed to have been playing football in the area."

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting 0382S.