10 cars attacked as yobs go on Norwich wrecking spree

Peter WalshPolice are today hunting for yobs who went on a late night wrecking spree damaging at least 10 cars parked in five city streets.Peter Walsh

Police are today hunting for yobs who went on a late night wrecking spree damaging at least 10 cars parked in five city streets.

Car owners living in the Trafford Road, Eleanor Road, Grove Walk, St Albans Road, and Ipswich Road areas of Norwich woke on Saturdaymorning to find some of their vehicles damaged.

The majority of cars targeted by vandals overnight between Friday, January 29, and Saturday, January 30, had front or rear windscreens smashed.

But windscreen wipers and wing mirrors were also broken.

The criminal damage prompted police to send letters to people living in the area asking for information.

Richard Edwards, 63, who lives in Trafford Road, was one of the homeowners to receive a letter.

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Mr Edwards said although his car was not one of those damaged in the attack a car parked near to his house had a wing mirror broken off a couple of weeks ago and there were a couple of vehicles further along the road which had windows smashed in this latest attack.

He said: 'It's senseless really - it's just the inconvenience of it all. I don't know whether its people coming back from the city in the evening? It just happens. It's fun and games for them but they don't realise what problems they cause by it. We have spates of it.'

Mr Edwards said he was pleased police had sent letters out to people living in the affected areas urging anyone with information to come forward.

He added: 'We received a letter and it's good that something seems to be getting done about it. The only problem is they can't seem to do anything unless they catch them doing it. We will probably find next week they will be somewhere else.'

Anyone with information should contact PC Peter Davison at Tuckswood Police Station on 0845 456 4567 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Have you been a victim of car crime? Call reporter Peter Walsh on 01603 772436 or email peter.walsh@archant.co.uk

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