Man arrested following spate of car damages

15 Jan 2015 09:59 AM

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Police have arrested a man in connection with a spate of car damages in Sunderland.

The man was arrested after more than twenty cars were damaged in Washington.

The cars were damaged between Saturday, January 10, and Monday, January 12, around twenty cars have had their tyres punctured.

The cars were parked in the Firtree Avenue, Hawthorn Crescent, Cedar Terrace, Rowan Avenue and Pinewood Avenue areas of Harraton.

This follows a spate of similar crimes the previous weekend across Washington.

Enquiries are ongoing and officers are appealing for any witnesses or information.

Acting Neighbourhood Inspector Wayne Sinclair said: "We believe these offences have taken place between Sunday evening and the early hours of Monday morning.

"We want to speak to anyone who may have witnessed anything or has any information either third hand from family, friends or social media.

"These are mindless crimes and have a great impact on people’s lives in terms of disruption and financial implications.

"We have extra officers in the areas carrying out enquiries and providing reassurance to the public and they are following all lines of enquiries. All efforts are being made to bring those responsible to justice."

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference number 545 12/01/15, or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.