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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood writes crime and policing news and graduated Teesside Uni with a degree in Crime & Investigation.

More than 20 car owners had their tyres slashed on New Year’s Eve by vandals.

Police in Oldham are currently investigating 21 crimes where cars parked in the Windsor Road and Napier Street areas of Oldham were targeted by vandals.

It is thought the damage was done between 8pm and 9pm on New Year’s Eve, with the culprits using some sort of sharp weapon to puncture the tyres.

One of the criminals was spotted by a witness slashing the tyres and ran off.

Police are now appealing to anyone with information to come forward.

Sgt Trevor Harrison said: “There is no other way to describe these acts other than total and utter wanton vandalism.

“It is possible the culprit or culprits think they it was a bit of a laugh and a joke but this is absolutely no laughing matter. This is criminal damage on a significant scale and it has caused a lot of upset to a lot of people.

“Most people will be covered by insurance but it is not about the cost – it is about the hassle they’ve had to endure on New Year’s Eve and the disruption to their lives caused by the mindless actions of those responsible.

“I am therefore asking anyone who lives in these communities to come forward with any information they may have that will help us catch the culprits. We are taking this matter extremely seriously and we will do everything we can, with the public’s help, to identify those responsible for these senseless acts of vandalism.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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