Cars attacked with paint stripper

BODYWORK was left bubbled and blistered from a line of parked cars in one Ipswich street when vandals attacked overnight with paint stripper. In total seven cars were damaged in the incidents which happened in Cardiff Avenue between 2.

BODYWORK was left bubbled and blistered from a line of parked cars in one Ipswich street when vandals attacked overnight with paint stripper.

In total seven cars were damaged in the incidents which happened in Cardiff Avenue between 2.30am and 7am today.

Residents who found their cars damaged have gathered together to offer a £100 reward to any witness who comes forward and helps with the police investigation.

The vandals had selected the targeted vehicles and had left various cars and vans undamaged in the parked line.

Jade Pearl, who part owns a Mini Cooper, said: “The car is my pride and joy and I have only had it five months.

“I couldn't believe it when I saw the damage this morning. It breaks my heart.

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“I last saw the car at 10pm last night but my sister had been out and got back at 2.30am. She said none of the cars had been damaged by then.”

Paul Dean feared for his vehicle after the side and back were damaged in the attack.

He said: “My main concern is that my car will be a write off. I would struggle without it but they seem to have done a good job of damaging it.”

The residents have reported the incidents to the police and Scenes of Crime officers attended to search for fingerprints on the vehicles.

Jill Brummitt added: “We have not had a lot of trouble around here for quite a while so it is really shocking to see what has happened.

“What is worse is that nobody saw anyone hanging around at the time.”

Anyone who saw anything of these events should contact Ipswich police on 01473 613500.

Have cars in your street been attacked like this? Contact the Evening Star at 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail starnews@eveningstar.co.uk or phone 01473 324788.

www.eveningstar.co.uk/news

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