More than 50 cars vandalised in one night in Fishponds

October 23 2020
More than 50 cars vandalised in one night in Fishponds

POLICE say at least 59 cars in Fishponds had their tyres slashed in a 90-minute rampage by vandals.

Officers believe the true number of victims could be even higher, as some may not have reported the damage.

An Avon and Somerset police spokesperson said the attacks were carried out in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

She said: "We’ve received reports that at least 59 vehicles were targeted by unknown offenders who damaged tyres with a blade between 3am and 4.30am on Goodneston Road, Moorlands Road, Parnall Road, Ridgeway Road and Mayfield Park (pictured above).

"However, we believe the true number of affected vehicles may be higher and are encouraging any other victims to report damage by contacting 101.

"Officers are conducting house-to-house enquiries and reviewing local CCTV in the area.

"They are keen to speak to a group of three or four boys who were seen in the area at the time of the offences, described by witnesses as being black, and aged in their mid-teens."

Police have hand-delivered letters to residents in the area asking anyone who has not yet come forward to contact them.

They are also appealing for anyone who has CCTV on their home or business that may have captured the crimes on video to also get in touch.

Anyone who can help should call 101, quoting the crime reference number 5220 237 775.