Andover Victims of Vandalism over the Weekend

Andover was affected by random and serious acts of vandalism over the weekend.

Cars across the town had their tyres slashed, and in Colenzo Drive and Picket Twenty, residents reported over 40 cars being a victim of vandalism. Police are appealing for information following a series of criminal damage incidents in Andover.

At some time overnight between Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13, 30 vehicles were damaged as they were parked on Colenzo Drive, Admirals Way, London Road and Picket Twenty. Each vehicle had one or two tyres cut with some sort of sharp implement. 
PC Jenny Carr, said “The cost of replacing the tyres is in the thousands, as all have had to be replaced as the tyre walls were cut. 
“At least two people were seen in the area, crouching down by a vehicle at sometime between midnight and 1am.  I am appealing to anyone who saw anything suspicious, or anyone who thinks they know who is responsible, to get in touch at the earliest opportunity.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Carr, at Andover police station by calling 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.

In Artists Way, a resident was woken by 3 people talking outside the back off his house, at around 2am. He told Andover & Villages, “I looked out of window and saw them leaning against the wheelie bins opposite. I could see a light in front off them, then they just walked away, and then the bin burst into flames. I was up and rang 999, asking for the Fire Brigade, who told me to leave it alone. Although I did offer the throw a bucket of water onto it, I was told not to, as I did not know what had been put into the bin and that the fire brigade was to deal with it, which they did”.

Christin McNeill, of Galahad Close in Andover, had her car vandalised in August 2014 along with many others in the same area on the same night. The cars appeared to have been hit with a blunt instrument, leaving dents across the body work.

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Andover Victims of Vandalism over the Weekend

Andover Victims of Vandalism over the Weekend

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