Police make arrest in investigation into tyres being slashed across Peterborough

Police have made an arrest in their investigation into a series of tyres being slashed on cars across the city overnight on Thursday (April 8).

Friday, 9th April 2021, 5:07 pm

Police believe that more than 100 cars were affected across Dogsthorpe, Paston and Welland when a vandal(s) slashed tyres overnight.

Streets that are known to have been targeted include Harebell Close, Crabtree Avenue, Furze Ride and Ulverston Close.

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

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Damage done to cars and property in Dogsthorpe last night.

This left many in a very difficult position yesterday morning, having to find the money payout for a new set of tyres at a time when money is extremely tight.

Now though, Police have confirmed that a 22-year-old man has been arrested in relation with the string of criminal damage offences.

A statement from Cambridgeshire Police said: “Following many reports of criminal damage in the Welland, Dogsthorpe and Paston areas overnight on Wednesday into yesterday, we have made an arrest.

“It is thought more than 100 cars had tyres punctured and some residents reported damage being caused to the doors of their properties.

Damage done to cars and property in Dogsthorpe last night.

“A 22-year-old man from Peterborough has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and assaulting a police officer and is currently in custody at Thorpe Wood Police Station.”