Police anger at ‘mindless’ car vandalism

Published date: 06 February 2013 |
Published by: Mike Williams
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RESIDENTS in Old Colwyn were left outraged after an incident of “mindless” car vandalism.

Police are investigating attacks on ten cars in the Wynne Drive and Meiriadog Road areas between Friday and Saturday.

Vehicles were badly scratched with damage noted on bonnets, panels and doors.

Wynne Drive resident Keith Lewis, who had his car scratched twice over the two-day incident, said: “I didn’t think it was deliberate when I first saw it, but then it happened again.

“The car is on the drive, which means they would have had to go out of their way, onto the drive to do it.

“It’s frustrating because it’s a quiet road, all the neighbours are quiet and it’s a nice place to live.”

One unnamed resident said: “My car got scratched right through to the metal across the bonnet.

“It happened around Friday, in broad daylight.

“I went out to the shop and I’d only gone out an hour or so. I got back and there it was – I couldn’t believe it.

“I’ve been told it’s going to cost about £200 to repair.”

Resident Avril Parry had her car damaged during a similair attack last year.

She said: “I put my car on the drive now, I’m so scared of it happening again.
“It’s awful really, people work so hard to be able to buy these cars.”

Police revealed a number of cars were damaged in the Min Y Don area of Old Colwyn last week.

Inspector Ian Verburg said: “This is mindless damage which collectively will cost a considerable amount of money to repair.

“I’d like to reassure residents that we are intent on bringing those responsible to justice.

“Enquiries are already underway, patrols have been increased and CCTV footage is also being studied as part of our investigation.”

Anyone with information should contact Sgt 1673 Simmons at Colwyn Bay on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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