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Vandals target 17 cars in wrecking spree

Sharon Blackett's car was one of those damaged.

Sharon Blackett's car was one of those damaged.

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POLICE are hunting vandals who went on a wrecking spree in a Hampshire town last night.

The tyre slasher who left motorists with hefty repair bills after going on the rampage in a Romsey suburb.

The slasher attacked and punctured tyres on 17 cars parked in driveways in and around Cavendish Close at Woodley.

Police say some vehicles had two or three tyres damaged and others a single tyre.


Officers have now carried out a leaflet drop in an attempt to trace the vehicle owners and advise drivers to keep a close eye on parked cars and check tyres for defects before setting off on journeys.

Police have also stepped up patrols in the area in attempt to find out who was responsible for the damage which was carried out sometime between 8.45pm and 9.30pm.

After being alerted police carried out a search of the area and counted up 17 damaged cars.

Officers confirmed some kind of “sharp instrument” was used to carry out the attacks.

Among the cars attacked were two Vauxhall Corsas, two Ford Focuses, a Rover 7050, three Ford Fiestas, a Kia Picanto, two Ford Kas, two Ford Mondeos and a BMW 318 convertible, Peugeot Partner, a Vauxhall Zafira and a Peugeot 206.


A police spokesman said: “People should check their tyres thoroughly before driving off to make sure they are not damaged. Other cars may have been damaged that we are not aware of.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Claire Held at Romsey police station on 101.

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