Series of ‘mindless vandalism’ acts on vehicles

Cars attacked with yellow paint in Northampton and villaages in South Northamptonshire

Cars attacked with yellow paint in Northampton and villaages in South Northamptonshire

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Police patrols have been stepped up as a series of attacks on cars across the south of the county this week were described as mindless vandalism.

Sometime between 10pm on Monday, March 26, and the morning of Tuesday, March 27 over 20 vehicles were sprayed with stripes of yellow paint.

Several of the attacks happened in Advertiser region including Halse Road and Bannerman Drive in Brackley, and High Street Potterspury, as well as others in Middleton Cheney and the Northampton area.

Officers are searching for witnesses and will be carrying out high visibility patrols in the areas already targeted to offer reassurance within those communities.

Inspector James Pearson of Northamptonshire Police said: “We believe the offender may be spraying the cars from the road as they pass by the parked cars in their own vehicle. This series of criminal damage is act off mindless vandalism and we will be working hard to bring the offender, or offenders, to justice. We would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed these incidents, or has any information surrounding the circumstances, to contact us as soon as possible on 101 or 999 in an emergency. Anyone who has had their vehicle damaged in a similar way but has not yet reported it to us is also urged to make contact.”

Witnesses or anyone with information should call Northamptonshire police on 101, or alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.