Spate of damage to vehicles in Harpenden

PUBLISHED: 10:34 10 January 2018 | UPDATED: 10:34 10 January 2018

A couple escaped from their vehicle with just minor injuries.

A couple escaped from their vehicle with just minor injuries.


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.”

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

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