Search is on for car vandals

VANDALS went on a crime spree damaging a number of cars in three quiet residential streets.

VANDALS went on a crime spree damaging a number of cars in three quiet residential streets.

More than half-a-dozen vehicles were targeted in Bloomfield Street as well as one each in nearby Newbury Road and Freehold Road in Ipswich.

The cars all had paintwork scratched when parked in the road or on driveways overnight sometime between 6pm on Saturday and 2pm on Sunday.

One Bloomfield Street resident, who did not wish to be named, said she was trying to sell her black Ford Focus which had scratches down the driver's side.

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She said: “My friend babysat for us on Saturday night, she doesn't live round here and later she realised her car had been scratched.

“We found ours had been too and so had lots of the cars on this side of the road.

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“It looks like it had been done with a knife as the scratch is too thin for a key.

“We have had the car for a year-and-a-half and we are trying to sell it at the moment.

“This is normally a nice area.”

One of her neighbours woke to find a scratch down the passenger side of his red Volkswagen Golf.

The man, who did not wish to be named, said he had been out to walk his dog when he found the damage and then noticed a number of other scratched vehicles.

Also in Bloomfield Street, a red Kia was scratched on the passenger side, a blue Citroen's bonnet and driver's side were damaged and a silver Volkswagen was scratched also down the driver's side.

In nearby Freehold Road a purple Rover's bonnet was scratched and a black Volkswagen was damaged in adjoining Newbury Road.

The vandalism, which is all being linked, is being investigated by Sgt Scott Hard who appealed for anyone with information to contact him on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

n. Have you been affected by the vandalism? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street Ipswich, IP4 1AN, email or have your say online at

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