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Police appeal for witnesses after criminal damage over Saturday/Sunday night on the Hoskins Estate

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a spate of damage to vehicles on an estate in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent.

Sixteen (16) reports of damaged vehicles have been received by police so far.

Vandals caused damage to tyres and wing mirrors overnight Saturday/Sunday (March 9/10) in the area of Linwood Way, Grayshott Road, Linda Road, Greenfield Road and Westbourne Drive.

It is believed they used sharp instruments to puncture the tyres.

An investigation into the spate is now underway by officers, who are pursuing lines of inquiry including ongoing house-to-house visits and gathering CCTV footage from the locality.

A report of criminal damage at the Corner Stores, on Furlong Road, is also being investigated. The front window of the shop was smashed in the early hours of yesterday morning (Sun).

Officers are keen to speak to anyone with information on the incidents, or who may know those responsible.

Inspector Rob Taylor, from Stoke-on-Trent North Local Policing Team (LPT), said:

“This appears to be a mindless act of vandalism carried out by offenders who have randomly targeted vehicles in this area of Tunstall.

“We received a number of reports yesterday from residents who got up to find damage caused to their vehicle. They now have to get their vehicle repaired, causing them unnecessary cost and inconvenience.

“High-visibility patrols have been stepped up by local officers in the area to reassure residents and continue with inquiries. We would like to hear from anyone with information about these incidents.

“Such acts of criminal damage and general anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated by Staffordshire Police and the appropriate action will be taken against those found to be responsible.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Dave Turner or PC Andy Emmett at Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 198 of March 10, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.



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terry turbo's picture

By the look of the damage to

By the look of the damage to my tyres they have used a Stanley knife.

The final bill came to £150,00 just in tryes.

Have not heard off anybody how the young lad who was attacked by this scum is going on.

Our R/A is sorting out an open  meeting (hopefully next week)  with the Police and Council.

Will keep you and others updated mate.




Web Monkey's picture

A teenager  has been arrested

A teenager  has been arrested after 16 vehicles parked on an estate had their tyres slashed and wing mirrors broken.
The 18-year-old  was questioned on suspicion of criminal damage and has been released on bail pending further inquiries.

Staffordshire Police are continuing their appeal for witnesses after the cars in Tunstall were targeted  over the weekend.They were parked in Linwood Way, Grayshott Road, Linda Road, Greenfield Road and Westbourne Drive.
Corner Stores, in Furlong Road, also had its window smashed in during the early hours of Sunday morning.

Officers have been carrying out door-to-door inquiries and studying CCTV footage in a bid to catch those responsible.
The teenager will answer his bail next month.


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