Vandals ransack cars in wrecking spree – with ‘f***u’ carved into the side of one
Vandals left a trail of destruction after ransacking 10 vehicles in a village. The tires were slashed, the windows shattered and the paint keyed in – one of the damaged cars now has the word “f*ku” carved into the side.
A vehicle has “Bill” scrawled on the bonnet, as police search for clues as to who is responsible. The destruction spree reportedly took place between 10 p.m. and midnight on Saturday April 23 in Silverdale, North Staffordshire.
Incidents were reported by neighbors in Mill Street, High Street, Ford Street and Daleian Court, Stoke-on-Trent Live reports. Lauren Burgess, whose brother’s car was one of the damaged ones, opened up about the mess on social media.
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The 25-year-old said: ‘I got a call from my brother saying he was out to get in his car to go to work, and he noticed everything was etched on his car. I posted it on Facebook and got a few messages from other people saying their tires had been punctured.
“The cars had been scratched. It seems like it was all around Silverdale, not just in one specific area.
“One person said they parked at 9.30pm and noticed it around 11pm. There must be 10 or 11 cars damaged, probably more.
“There are cars with a big scratch, lots of flat tires, someone had their car window smashed and someone else had all four flat tires. It’s completely unprovoked and out of nowhere.
“I’m just angry for my brother and all these other people.” Staffordshire Police are appealing for witnesses after the wave of destruction.
A police spokesman said: “Officers are appealing for witnesses after a number of cars were damaged in Silverdale over the weekend. Police were called to reports that 10 vehicles had been scratched or had their tires punctured between Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.
“Vehicles – including a Hyundai i20, Vauxhall Corsa, Ford Fiesta and Seat Ibiza – were damaged on Bridge Street, Mill Street, Shoredale Close, High Street and Ford Street. Inquiries are ongoing.”
Witnesses should call Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 522 of April 24, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.