Tyre slashing spree in Spalding alarms police

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UPDATE MONDAY 3.35PM: Police in Spalding have renewed their appeal for car owners in the town to be vigilant after a spate of tyre slashings in Spalding.

About 15 vehicles parked in Chestnut Avenue, St Paul’s Road, Willow Walk, Labernum Grove, Acacia Avenue and Banks Avenue had tyres slashed over the Christmas period.

In addition, a car was ‘keyed’ in Labernum Grove and two weeks ago, eight vehicles parked in Landsdowne Court were damaged overnight.

South Holland community policing inspector Jim Tyner said: “The latest incidents appear to have taken place on Thursday night and there have been no further reports of damage over the weekend.

“However, I am putting out extra patrols in the area and I would like car owners to be extra vigilant.

“Please check your car last thing at night, before you go to bed, because by doing this, we may be able to narrow down the time-frame and have a better chance of catching the culprits if they are still in the area.”

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting incident 291 of January 2.

You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

SUNDAY 3.30PM: Car owners in Spalding are being warned to watch their vehicles after at least five reports of tyres being slashed over the Christmas and New Year period.

The most recent attack happened to a Mercedes parked in Banks Avenue on New Year’s Eve, with other reports of incidents in Chestnut Avenue, Willow Walk and Albert Street.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: “Many people use their vehicles less over the holidays so there may be other cars damaged and the owners not aware.”

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting incident 291 of January 2.