CHESHIRE'S crime commissioner has condemned the mindless vandalism that saw police cars damaged during 'Mischief Night' mayhem in Halton.

Police responded to 80 incidents in Halton and Warrington alone on Wednesday, October 30.

A number of vehicles which were damaged including two police cars which were taken off the road for repair.

Additional patrols were deployed to hot spot areas as part of an ongoing operation to keep people safe during this period.

Police dealt with further incidents overnight on Halloween night taking the total number of anti-social behaviour incidents reported in Cheshire over the last 48 hours to more than 100.

Crime Commissioner David Keane has appealed to the public to respect vulnerable members of the community and emergency service workers as Halloween and bonfire celebrations continue over the weekend.

He said: "These mindless acts of vandalism not only have a serious impact on our communities but also on the efforts of emergency service workers trying to keep us safe.

"Our blue light responders work extra hours during this period to ensure people can enjoy Halloween and bonfire night safely but their support is being hampered by thoughtless individuals intent on causing damage and distress to our communities.

"Please try and enjoy this weekend’s celebrations safely and stay out of trouble."

Anyone with more information in relation to any of the incidents that have taken place over this period contact Cheshire Police on 101.

Alternatively information can be passed on anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.