Police appeal after more than 100 cars across Peterborough have tyres slashed overnight

Police have appealed for information after a large number of residents had their tyres let down overnight (April 8).

Thursday, 8th April 2021, 11:35 am

The spate of tyres being let down appears to have taken place overnight and has left residents across Dogsthorpe, Paston and Welland outraged.

Many residents have told the Peterborough Telegraph that their whole street has been targeted, with some experiencing either a single tyre slashed or deflated but some with all four wheels affected.

Some in Harebell Close, Dogsthorpe, where the whole street was affected, have even suffered having their car, van or front doors being damaged by a blow torch.

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Damage done to cars and property in Dogsthorpe last night.

Several residents have taken to Facebook to express their displeasure with Harebell Close, Crabtree Avenue, Furze Ride and Ulverston Close among those to have been targeted although it was likely there are more.

A spokesperson from Cambridgeshire Police said: “We have received numerous reports of criminal damage in the Welland, Dogsthorpe and Paston areas of Peterborough overnight.

“From late yesterday (7 April) to this morning it is thought more than 100 cars have had tyres punctured and some residents have reported damage being caused to the doors of their properties.

“Officers have attended the area and an investigation is ongoing. No arrests have yet been made.

Damage done to cars and property in Dogsthorpe last night.

“Victims are urged to report what has happened on the force website - www.cambs.police.uk/report - or by calling 101 quoting incident 56 of 8 April.

“Anyone with CCTV footage or further information about the incident is also urged to contact police.

Damage done to cars and property in Dogsthorpe last night.