Joyriders rampage through Ipswich street

JOYRIDERS went on the rampage in two streets in south east Ipswich, smashing into around ten cars and writing off a stolen car by slamming into a wall.

JOYRIDERS went on the rampage in two streets in south east Ipswich, smashing into around ten cars and writing off a stolen car by slamming into a wall.

The incident happened when Michael Carpenter, of Nacton Road, was sitting in his living room.

The 27-year-old said: “At about 11.15pm I heard three almighty bangs and I went out and saw a little K-registration Fiesta.

“It had gone down Elmhurst Drive and took out five cars by hitting the side of them.

“Then the car turned right into Nacton Road and took out another five cars and hit a wall.

“The car was stolen and I reckon it was deliberate.”

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He said after the crash the car's two young occupants got out and jumped into a silver Volkswagen Polo which had been following.

Police are investigating and are appealing for anyone with information about the incident to contact them.

The Fiesta was taken from Hogarth Road and police are urging anyone who saw it on the night of the incident, April 12, to call them.

Mr Carpenter said it was not the first time vandals had targeted the street in recent months.

He added: “A couple of months ago all the wing mirrors got ripped off people's cars and we have had a quite a lot of it really.

“I can't have this on my front door.

“I used to live in Colchester and we had nothing like this there.”

Fortunately for Mr Carpenter he has not fallen victim to any of the attacks as he has a drive on which to park his car.

Anyone with information should call Pc Jeremy Cohen at Ipswich police on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Was your car damaged in the incident? Call The Evening Star newsdesk on 01473 324788 or e-mail starnews@eveningstar.co.uk.

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