A stable roof has been daubed with graffiti tags after it was attacked by yobs.
Police are investigating the criminal damage and are appealing for information.
The incident happened between 7pm on Friday, September 18, and noon on Saturday, September 19, at a stable in Springwell Lane in Springwell Village, Washington.
The damage consisted of two large graffiti tags sprayed on the roof with the words "Grimotras".
Officers are appealing for information to identify the graffiti tag, or any witnesses to the incident.
Anyone with information should contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 842 200915 or Crimestoppers anonymoulsy on 0800 555 111.