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Residents count cost of Ipswich damage

PUBLISHED: 13:53 08 May 2002 | UPDATED: 11:53 03 March 2010

AN IPSWICH resident watched as cars were damaged in an apparent vandalism attack in a residential street.

Craig Edwards, 29, told The Evening Star about the incident in Cowper Street last night (tues).

AN IPSWICH resident watched as cars were damaged in an apparent vandalism attack in a residential street.

Craig Edwards, 29, told The Evening Star about the incident in Cowper Street last night (tues).

He said: "I heard a noise at about 9.30pm in the front garden and went to investigate. There was a gang of youths outside."

Mr Edwards, who works for a pet shop in Martlesham, continued: "Two appeared to be fighting while the others watched them.

"One of them had been thrown onto my car, leaving it dented and scratched with the wing mirror broken. Mine didn't appear to be the only car damaged." Mr Edwards said a number of fences along the road were damaged as the teenagers, aged between 13 and 15, made their way towards Milton Street.

He said: 'They carried on moving. I saw one being thrown into a fence and then a few of them went into a garden

"At first I thought they were just messing about but it really was very violent.

Police eventually separated the brawlers in Milton Street.

Manager of the California Grill, Nassan Maybasan (corr) confirmed the area was generally peaceful.

He said: "I have been here for three years and nothing like this has ever happened before."

nTwo youths, aged 13 and 16, were arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage.


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