Park­ing me­ter bombs blasted

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PO­LICE say a “don’t get mad, get even” gang who are blow­ing up park­ing me­ters in a Sus­sex town are risk­ing peo­ple’s lives.

In the lat­est at­tack in Lewes, two me­ters were blasted in a night at­tack.

A pay and dis­play ma­chine in Phoenix Place and an­other in Fri­ars Walk both had fire­works planted and det­o­nated in the coin slots.

The first one suf­fered £1,000 worth of dam­age and the sec­ond one about £1,900 worth of dam­age.

Van­dals car­ried out 15 at­tacks on 14 park­ing me­ters in the town last year be­tween Septem­ber and Novem­ber.

Sim­i­lar in­ci­dents have been re­ported each year since 2004.

Chief In­spec­tor Ja­son Tingley, Lewes dis­trict com­man­der, said “I’m amazed some­one hasn’t been injured. It’s a se­ri­ous spree of costly van­dal­ism.”

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