Ap­peal after tyres slashed

Macclesfield Express - - NEWS -

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.

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