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Ipswich: 16 cases of car vandalism in one night over weekend

13:47 19 May 2014

Spate of vandalism in Ipswich

Spate of vandalism in Ipswich

Sixteen cars were vandalised in one night in Ipswich over the weekend.


Police in Ipswich are appealing for information and witnesses to come forward after the spate of criminal damage to cars in the town.

Sixteen reports of criminal damage were received by police where cars parked in Dereham Ave, Clapgate Lane, Derwent Road, Mersey Road, Landseer Road, Martinet Green, Worcester Road and Benacre Road overnight on Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17 had either windows or wing mirrors smashed.

During one attack in the early hours of Saturday in Clapgate Lane, Ipswich a man witnessed two youths on bikes strike the wing mirror of a parked car with what appeared to be a metal object.

One of the youths wore all dark clothing with a hooded top, the second wore dark jogging bottoms and a grey hooded top.

If you have any information in relation to these incidents you are asked to contact Pc Andrew Kirk at Ipswich police quoting crime reference IE/14/1266 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.



  • Well spotted Victor. For a local paper that has been in print for over 60 years to print a picture of two Norfolk police officers in relation to vandalism in Ipswich is extraordinary. Is there no pictures of Suffolk officers in the archives.

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    Sunday, May 25, 2014

  • They may have 2 parents, but based on the area they live in, I bet one is always absent, pub or bookies.

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    Lee Davies

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • u sa man if u think that just cause a young person has done a crime that they have to come from a broken home get a life sarky sage

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    Wednesday, May 21, 2014

  • Bring back the BIRCH.

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    Tuesday, May 20, 2014

  • Ahh...poor little things...probably from 1 parent families and don't know any better. We should all club together and get them new bikes. Maybe a rehabilitation seaside holiday? And a couple of cricket bats?

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    Sarky Sage

    Tuesday, May 20, 2014

  • Yet another poor photo selection to go with this Ipswich article. A very old photo ( they don't wear that uniform now) of Norfolk policemen.

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    The original Victor Meldrew

    Monday, May 19, 2014

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