Spate of damage to vehicles in Harpenden

A couple escaped from their vehicle with just minor injuries.

A couple escaped from their vehicle with just minor injuries. - Credit: Archant

Police are appealing for witnesses after 24 vehicles were damaged within four days in Harpenden.

The damage took place between Sunday, December 31 and Wednesday, January 3 in the Southdown area, and included slashed tyres, scratched body work and in some cases smashed lights and a ripped soft-top.

Cars were affected in Southdown Road, Gorselands, Queens Road, St John’s Court, St John’s Road and Station Road. The majority of the vandalism happened overnight between 11pm on Monday, January 1 and 6am on Tuesday, January 2.

Safer Neighbourhood Sergeant for Harpenden, Chris Thomas, said: “We are investigating the motive for these damages and are conducting a number of enquiries to identify who was responsible.

“I would ask anyone who may have witnessed someone acting suspiciously or causing damage to a vehicle in these areas, or who may have information which could assist the investigation, to contact police as soon as possible.”


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Anyone with information is asked to contact the Harpenden Safer Neighbourhood Team via email SNTHarpendenandRural@Herts.pnn.police.uk or through calling the Herts Police non-emergency number 101.

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