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Damage to parked cars gives police new headache

Monday, 14th March 2011.

The spate of damage to parked cars in Haverhill continued last week when a corrosive liquid was poured over a red Renault Megane in Eastern Avenue, damaging the paintwork.

Police issued two warnings to motorists about the danger to parked vehicles from the vandals who have struck nearly a dozen times in the past week, on the Parkway estate or roads connecting it with the town.

Damage has included scratching, tyre slashing and breaking wing mirrors, and is thought to be the work of teenage boys and girls returning from a night out in the town.

It presents the town's Safer Neighbourhood Team with a problem because it has just taken on three new priorities on the Chalkstone and Clements areas, as a result of a public meeting last week.

PC Rupert Beynon of Haverhill SNT said it was hoped one of the priorities could be dealt with quite quickly and the damage to cars might then replace it.

But he said the incidents were under investigation anyway.

There have been similar incidents in other parts of town as well. The rear window of a VW Golf parked in Cambridge Way was smashed sometime between 10pm on Friday and 7pm on Saturday.

Someone scratched a Citroen Berlingo van parked in Roman Way between 4pm Friday and 9am Saturday in an attempt to get into it, while in Eden Ropad someone stole the wiper blades off a Ford Fiesta between 7pm on Friday and 4.15pm on Saturday.

PC Beynon said any information from anyone who saw anything which might help catch the offenders would be welcomed.

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