Ipswich: More than a dozen cars vandalised in two areas of the town

Tyres were slashed on cars in Ipswich

Tyres were slashed on cars in Ipswich - Credit: Archant

A motorist has spoken of his anger after mindless yobs slashed a tyre on his car in a vandalism spree.

Chris, who did not want his surname printed, had his black Vauxhall Vectra targeted the same night as more than a dozen cars were damaged in two areas of Ipswich.

Six vehicles had their tyres slashed in Sidegate Lane and in Shetland Close, which is on the other side of Colchester Road.

Meanwhile, on the same night eight cars were vandalised in All Saints Road, between Norwich Road and Bramford Lane between last Friday night and Saturday morning.

Chris, who lives in Shetland Close, said: “I have only just bought four brand new tyres at a cost of £60 each and I’ve already got to replace one of them.

“I’m ill at the moment so I’m going to have to get someone to come out to me which will double the cost.

“I’m devastated it’s happened to be honest and angry that it’s happened to a few people living down here.

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“The yobs are lucky no-one knew what was going on.”

The eight cars in All Saints Road sustained various amounts of damage, including long scratches to the bodywork of the vehicles.

He added: “Hopefully the police will step up patrols in the area as a result of the vandalism and catch those responsible.”

Charlotte Parker, a spokeswoman for Suffolk Constabulary, said the vehicles in Sidegate Lane and Shetland Close had slits made in their tyre walls sometime between 11pm on September 26 and 8am the following day.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who could help catch the offenders.

If you saw someone acting suspiciously in the Sidegate Lane area, please contact Pc David Chamberlain on 101 and quote reference IE/14/2766.

Alternatively if you have any information relating to the vandalism in All Saints Road area at around the time of the crimes, contact Pc Isobel Staples on 101 quoting IC/14/3934.