Police hunting vehicle vandals

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Police are stepping up patrols on an industrial estate following a spate of vandalism to vehicles parked in the area.

A number of people have reported having their tyres deliberately punctured while parked in Brett Drive.

It has been reported that private vehicles and those belonging to local businesses have been targeted during the recent spate of vandalism.

Motorist Nigel Birch was one of the people affected.

He said: “I parked up at 6.30pm this morning (Monday November 16).

“When I came back at lunch time, the tyre was completely flat.

“When they tested it they said something had been put in the tyre wall.”

When Mr Birch went to get his tyre repaired, he was shocked to discover that he was not alone.

He told the Observer: “I went across to the tyre repair place on the same road and they said at least 10 people from various business premises on the road had gone in there with slashed tyres.

“I have reported it to the police and they said they were making enquiries.”

He added: “It’s got rather ridiculous now.”

A spokesperson for Sussex Police said: “Police have received five reports from car owners stating that their car tyres have been slashed or punctured while parked in Brett Drive, Bexhill since November 11.

“Police are stepping up patrols in the area and installing cameras at Brett Drive in a bid to deter the criminal damage.”

Anyone who is the victim of vandalism is urged to report the incident to Sussex Police by calling 101.

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