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Thursday, 28 August 2014

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Police act as yobs damage 43 vehicles in one town in six weeks

Forty three vehicles have been damaged in a Cumbrian town in just over six weeks.

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And now Cumbria police say "enough is enough" as they bid to crack down on the yobs attacking cars and vans in Maryport.

The damage is mainly broken wing mirrors or scratched bodywork. It is believed more than one person is responsible.

Most of the damage has taken place on Church Terrace but vehicles parked elsewhere have also been targeted between January 1 and yesterday.

Police say they are "proactively in the area trying to catch those responsible" but have appealed to the public for their help.

Temporary Detective Sergeant Mark Cox said: “These incidents of criminal damage are purely mindless vandalism and will not be tolerated by Cumbria police or the community of Maryport.

“These crimes are senseless and cause a lot of distress and frustration for the victims.

"One of our greatest resources is the public. We appeal to them to get in contact if they see anything suspicious, no matter how small the information or detail, it could help towards finding those who are to blame.

“We are keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed anything in relation to this criminal damage. A large number of incidents have occurred during the early hours of a Wednesday and late Sunday night.

"I am sure that most people within the community of Maryport will know someone who has had their vehicle attacked and I am absolutely convinced someone out there will know the names of those responsible."

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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