POLICE have issued a statement after damage was done to a window at the Labour Party building in Stroud last night. 

Just hours after the Labour Party won a landslide victory at the UK general election – which included regaining the Stroud seat – an item was thrown at the window of the building based in Lansdown in the town centre.

Three police officers were spotted this morning, Saturday, July 6, entering the building as an investigation into the damage began.

A police spokesperson said: “We received a call today (Saturday) to report that damage had been caused to a window of a premises on Lansdown.

"CCTV enquiries show an item was thrown at the window by a person who is white and was wearing a red top, black beanie hat, black trousers, black trainers and was carrying a small black shoulder bag.

"They were in Gloucester Street and then Lansdown.

"This happened between around 7pm and 8pm yesterday, Friday, July 5."

A spokesperson for Stroud Labour Party added: "We don't know what this person's motivations were or if indeed it was deliberate.

"The police are investigating and will no doubt report their findings soon. 

“In the meantime we are taking appropriate precautions for people's personal safety."

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information can provide this to police online by completing the following form and quoting incident 110 July 6.