Seven minibuses belonging to an SEND school had their windscreens “significantly cracked” after vandals struck over the weekend.

The vehicles are used to transport children with special educational needs and disabilities to and from Silverwood School in Trowbridge.

Of the eight minibuses parked at the Ashton Street site over the course of October 7 and 8, only one escaped the "mindless" act of vandalism.

Wiltshire Council is appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Councillor Caroline Thomas, cabinet member for transport, said: “This is a senseless act of vandalism that will make it very difficult for some pupils with SEND to get to and from school over the coming days – and some children may not be able to attend school at all.

“We are doing all we can to provide alternative transport for these pupils as quickly as possible, and we are working with Silverwood School to ensure parents are kept informed as we make alternative travel arrangements.

"We are also working hard to get all the damage to the minibuses fixed, so that we can get them back on the road as soon as we can.

“We want to ensure that pupils with SEND can feel safe, relaxed and ready to start their school day – and this mindless act will not distract us from this mission.”

Witnesses are encouraged to report any information online to Wiltshire Police, using the crime reference number 54230106852.