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Appeal after vandals wreak havoc


Police have condemned the ‘destructive’ actions of vandals who wreaked havoc across Stroud.

Mindless vandals damaged cars and property in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Police are appealing for information and witnesses after 11 incidents of anti-social behaviour.

A large amount of crockery, glass and windows were smashed leaving broken debris in the street and damaging people’s properties and cars.

At 2.35am police received a report of people throwing glass and mugs in Clarendon Court.

At 3.30am bricks were thrown at a parked car in Mill Farm Drive smashing the windscreen. 

At 4am police received a report that a brick had been thrown through someone’s living room window in Paganhill. 

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A Paganhill resident had a rock thrown through their window. Pictures: Leanne Niblett

In Slad Road, a resident woke up to find their rear car window smashed.

In Gloucester Street, other residents woke to find a shop window had been smashed and broken china along the road.

A driver reported to police that plates had been smashed against his car causing damage in London Road overnight.

Additionally, a business in London Road reported to police an amount of broken crockery all around their premises and other businesses reported finding a broken window this morning.

In Mathews Way offenders climbed onto a bench and smashed a living room window with a brick during the night.

Nobody was injured in these incidents.

Local officers will be increasing their high visibility patrols in the area for reassurance.

PSCO Jo Upton of the Stroud Neighbourhood policing team said: “We are appealing for any information, witnesses, CCTV or electronic doorbell footage of any of these incidents. This destructive behaviour will impact businesses and residents. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any information no matter how small.” 

You can contact police here by completing the following form and quoting incident 289 of 3 August or by phoning 101 and quoting the same incident number: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/

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