COUNCILLOR Anne Hawkesworth (Ind, Ilkley) is to spearhead a campaign for the installation of security cameras in Ilkley following vandal attacks on cars parked in the town's main carpark on Friday night.

She said these attacks and the increased rowdy element within the town had led her to call for security measures to be put in place.

"It seems the town is in a better place to have these introduced," she said. "Seemingly one of the benefits of the 'Tour' was improved and boosted infrastructure to the receivers within the valley. I am pulling together the funding facts and figures and hope there will be a satisfactory groundswell to support us moving forward."

Several cars were vandalised in the main car park on Friday night. Emma Wilson posted a photograph of her damaged car on Facebook and said: "After working at a local bar this evening, I came back to my car parked in the main Ilkley car park (South Hawksworth Street) to find this. There is glass everywhere and several other cars have been damaged in the car park (wing mirrors ripped off and smashed).

"Unfortunately it seems Ilkley is now a town where you can't trust cars to be parked in large, central, open plan car parks without being needlessly vandalised."

Anyone with information should call the police on 101.