11 cars have tyres slashed in just three hours

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Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses to a spate of criminal damage on cars in Stony Stratford over the weekend.

Between 11pm on Saturday night and 2am on Sunday offenders slashed the tyres of 11 cars in Redbourne Court, Mursley Court, Lamva Court and Clailey Court causing thousands of pounds of damage.

The latest spate represents the fourth time cars in the Stony Stratford area have been targeted since August last year.

Inspector Lee Brace, from the Wolverton neighbourhood policing team said: “I would like to make it clear that although we are actively pursuing some lines of enquiry, we still do not know who is committing these mindless acts of criminal damage.

“Each spate of criminal damage has been carried out at a similar time of night. To try and combat the problem and catch those responsible we are carrying out targeted patrols in the areas affected.

“But we cannot be everywhere at once and I would appeal to any member of the public who sees anyone acting suspiciously to phone us on 101 or 999 if a crime is in progress with a description of that person.

“The net is closing in on the person responsible for this and I would also urge anyone who knows who is responsible for this to contact us. We will be dealing robustly with both the person responsible and anyone we feel who has protected them.”

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.