17 Cars Vandalised In Poole

Police in Poole are trying to find out who vandalised a number of cars near the Parkstone area of Poole.

The paintwork of ten parked vehicles along St Clements Road and Walton Road, was damaged sometime overnight between Wednesday, 16 and Thursday, 17 March 2011.

The cars were scratched multiple times, with several of the vehicles being marked with offensive words.

Police Constable Damian Gaskin, of Poole police, said:

“This is an outrageous act of vandalism, with the culprits seemingly having no regard for the huge cost and disruption that their behaviour has caused.

“This senseless criminality is clearly unacceptable and I am appealing for anyone with information to come forward and help me to bring those responsible to justice.

“Anyone who witnessed this incident – and anyone who saw any suspicious activity in this area during the night of Wednesday, 16 and the early hours of Thursday, 17 March – should contact me urgently.”

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 01202 22 22 22 quoting incident number 17:71.

Meanwhile, a total of seven parked cars were scratched along Fitzworth Avenue in the Turlin Moor area of Poole between 1pm and 3.15pm on Saturday, 19 March 2011.

An unknown instrument was used to extensively damage the paintwork of all seven vehicles.

Police Constable Darren Harris, of Poole police, said:

“I am appealing for anyone who witnessed these vehicles being damaged, and anyone who noticed any suspicious behaviour along Fitzworth Avenue on Saturday afternoon, to contact the Hamworthy Safer Neighbourhood team urgently.

“Damage like this can be very upsetting for victims, as such vandalism can prove extremely costly and time-consuming to rectify.”

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 01202 22 22 22 quoting incident number 19:315. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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