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Tyres slashed: Vandal targets cars in Dorridge

UNSUSPECTING motorists parking in a cul-de-sac in Dorridge are returning to their cars to find their tyres have been damaged.

UNSUSPECTING motorists parking in a cul-de-sac in Dorridge are returning to their cars to find their tyres have been damaged.

The sneaky vandal appears to be targeting those car drivers who park for any length of time on the corner of Hanbury Road and Copstone Drive - many are commuters using the nearby Dorridge Railway Station.

A concerned resident who preferred not to be named said: “It’s not restricted parking but this has been going on for years. My son parked there overnight when we had a party and he came out to find his tyre spiked and his girlfriend also had her tyre spiked. My next door neighbour left her car there overnight when she was having her drive tarmaced. Two of her tyres were spiked which is terrible as people only usually carry one spare tyre.

“I have been there when the AA have come out and it looks like someone has used a sharp screwdriver.”

The neighbour continued: “We have got a Neighbourhood Watch in Hanbury Road and they are aware of it. They have sent a note out to residents at least four or five times saying the police have been informed. No-one seems to know who it is.”

A police spokesperson said : “Police have been called to two incidents where tyres have been damaged in the Copstone Road area over the last 12 months.

“We appreciate that this causes a great deal of concern.

“The local neighbourhood policing team will thoroughly investigate any complaint. Anyone who has been a victim of this crime or has any information about these complaints should contact West Midlands Police on 0845 1135000.”

 

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