A BUSINESS on a Haltwhistle industrial estate has been targeted by criminals.

According to Northumbria Police, Thompson Coating Solutions on Hadrian Enterprise Park was broken into on Saturday, September 14, with offenders damaging equipment inside the premises.

A spokeswoman for Northumbria Police said: "At 10.18am on Saturday, September 14, police received a report of a suspected burglary at an address in Hadrian Enterprise Park.

"It is believed that unknown offenders have entered the property and damaged equipment before leaving the scene.

"The offence is thought to have taken place between 4pm on Friday (September 14) and 10.13am on Saturday (September 15).

"Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference 364 15/09/18 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

Hadrian Enterprise Park is home to around 20 businesses, but around half of the 230,000 sqm site is standing empty.