The offence of criminal damage involves damaging or destroying the property of others and is covered by the Criminal Damage Act 1971.
The offence of criminal damage involves someone without lawful excuse:
The Criminal Damage Act also states that where the criminal damage is caused by a fire, the offence will be treated as arson
Further help and information
If the criminal damage is in progress, dial 999 immediately.
You can report instances of criminal damage by calling 101 or alternatively you can report it online.