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Police need help to catch tyre slashers
11:31am Friday 1st March 2013 in News
WILTSHIRE Police are still encouraging anyone with information on the large scale criminal damage to vehicles last week to come forward.
Almost 100 cars were damaged – with many having their tyres slashed – on several residential roads in and around the Old Town area between 3am and 5am on February 21.
Affected roads included 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: “This is a large enquiry which we are conducting thoroughly. Due to the large number of cars damaged during this spate of vandalism, I am confident that someone must have seen or heard something which might prove crucial to this investigation.
“I want to reassure the public and all of the victims in this incident that Wiltshire Police remain fully committed to finding those responsible and bringing them to justice.
“There are several lines of enquiry that we are exploring with regards to this incident and we are reviewing a large amount of CCTV which covered some of the affected area.
“I would also ask people in general to remain vigilant of their property and their neighbour’s property and if anyone ever sees anything they deem to be suspicious, then they should contact Wiltshire Police immediately.”
Contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.