THIEVES smashed the windows of a car parked in Battenhall making away with a bag full of climbing gear.

The car was parked on Timberdine Avenue when the thieves smashed two windows of the light blue Fiat after 12.30am on Saturday.

They stole around £300 worth of climbing gear which was kept in a navy Karimor rucksack.

A suspicious person was spotted on the driveway of a home at about 11.30pm next to where the car was parked.

The items stolen were a ladies medium, sky blue Black Diamond harness, a Pretzel GriGri 2 belay device and a Black Diamond bug belay device.

They also took blue/grey size six 5.10 climbing shoes, a lime green Black Diamond chalk bag, lime green, a purple Gridlock carabiner and two silver/green carabiners.

Anyone with information should call 101 and quote police reference number 196-i-1010 2021.

People can also report information online via the website