Peterborough man due in court charged with puncturing tyres in city

A man will appear in court today charged with puncturing the tyres of numerous vehicles in Peterborough last week.

Monday, 12th April 2021, 9:56 am

Police believe that more than 100 cars were affected across Dogsthorpe, Paston and Welland on Thursday night/Friday morning.

Some residents also reported having their car doors or even front doors damaged with a blowtorch.

A man was arrested on Friday, and this morning Cambridgeshire police confirmed he will appear in court today.

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Damage done to cars and property in Dogsthorpe last week.

Matthew Smith, 22, of Somerby Garth, Welland, Peterborough, has been charged with 8 counts of criminal damage, 3 counts of arson and 1 count of assaulting a police officer.

He is due to appear at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court virtually today.