Appeal after tyres slashed
POLICE are appealing for information after the tyres of about 20 cars were slashed in Macclesfield.
An offender struck in the early hours of the morning of Sunday, January 11, mainly on cars that were parked on Hurdsfield Road and Brocklehurst Avenue on the Hurdsfield estate.
Police say that the damage caused to the cars could run into thousands of pounds.
And after the Express asked who had been affected on our Facebook page, residents also reported having their cars keyed.
Julie Dawn Brocklehurst, of Hurdsfield Road, said: “We had two cars damaged and our front door was damaged costing us approximately £1,000 to fix. Our kids are scared and we are angry. We live near a pub so are used to noises outside. Did not expect damage next day as we were unaware. All our neighbours were affected.”
And Sharon Rowley, of Brocklehurst Avenue, said: “In total 25 were slashed, including my other half’s.
“It is absolutely disgusting behaviour. I hope that the CCTV from the traffic lights outside the Co-op shows who has done this.”
Police are now urging anyone who might have any information to get in touch.
Inspector Steve Griffiths, head of Macclesfield police, said: “It is very rare that we deal with this number of offences – 20 in one evening.
“We think that it could have been an opportunistic offender walking home after a night out drinking, and we are now following all lines of enquiry.
“We responded quickly to the reports and put extra patrols on around the Hurdsfield estate for a number of days after the incident, as well as giving out crime prevention advice to the local community.
“If anyone in the area has CCTV, if anyone has seen anything suspicious at all or if anyone has any information about who may have been responsible then we would urge them to contact us.”
Anyone with information is being urged to call 101, or you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.