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Most vehicles targeted had tyres slashed
WILTSHIRE Police is maintaining increased patrols in Swindon following the large scale criminal damage to vehicles yesterday.
To date, Wiltshire Police has received almost 90 separate reports from owners of vehicles which have been damaged – many whose tyres have been slashed.
Vehicles parked on several residential streets between the town centre and Old Town were damaged between 3am and 5am.
The affected roads include Stafford Street, Dixon Street, Prospect Hill, East Street, Wood Street, Evelyn Street, North Street, Raggett Street, Westlecot Road and Berenger Close.
East Sector Inspector Joseph Saunders said that several lines of enquiry are underway and that CCTV from local businesses in the area is being examined.
He said: “This investigation is still very much active and we maintain an increased presence in the affected areas.
“We also had extra patrols on throughout the night and this morning.
“I would continue to urge anyone who has had their vehicle damaged to contact Wiltshire Police so that each crime is logged in the correct way.
“I am also keen to hear from anyone who might have any information on this incident or might have seen anything unusual throughout Wednesday evening and early Thursday morning.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Wiltshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.