12 cars vandalised in Cashes Green

POLICE are investigating after cars and vans were damaged in the latest of a spate of vandalism incidents across Stroud.

Twelve cars in the Cashes Green area were badly keyed in the early hours of Sunday, August 22.

The damage follows a previous incident on August 3, when a group of ten individuals rampaged through Stroud, damaging cars, shops and houses. Incidents have also been reported in Nailsworth and Stonehouse.

Police are now appealing for any information, witnesses, CCTV or electronic doorbell footage of the vehicle damage on August 22.

Inspector Paul Cruise of Stroud Police said: “There were 13 reports of antisocial behaviour, 12 of which involved damage to vehicles.

“It appears to be completely non targeted, it was just random attacks on people’s property.

“My understanding is it wasn’t just a light scratch to the vehicles, they’ve gone very deep.”

From the evidence gathered so far, officers have established that the vandalism was carried out by at least five young people, and also the route that they took.

It is understood that between 1am and 3pm, they went from Stanton Road, to Cotswold Road, Elm Road, Hillcrest Road, Upwinds Drive to Westrip, and then either round the Wordens, or The Bridle

“All along that route there were reports of criminal damage to motor vehicles,” said Insp Cruise.

“It’s so sad that these young people’s thoughtless actions are really having a negative impact on people’s lives and well being and that feeling of safety in their own community.”

Anyone with information or footage is asked to call 101, or email via: gloucestershire.police.uk/

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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