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Police in Leominster, Herefordshire are appealing for information after a number of vehicles had their windows smashed last weekend.

At least seven vehicles parked on Pinsley Road, Western Close and Arkwright Court were vandalised between 11pm on Saturday, 23 March and 12.30am on Sunday, 24 March.

Each vehicle had its driver’s side window targeted, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage in total.

A police spokesperson said: “We are keen to hear from anyone who was out and about in town at the weekend and noticed anyone acting suspiciously around vehicles.

“Anyone with information can call Leominster police station on 101 quoting reference 162S 240313.”

Alternatively, people can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

TCPW Comment.  There is no suggestion in this appeal that the culprit(s) had broken the glass in order to steal something from the cars, so it seems likely that he or they were probably very drunk and did it out of sheer vindictiveness.

We can learn something from this though....

It should remind us that side windows on most cars are glazed with toughened glass, not laminated, which would crack, but would stay in one piece and in situ.  With the right tool, toughened glass can be broken with great ease and because it breaks with virtually no noise it’s not surprising that people didn’t hear this going on.  This is why we shouldn’t leave stuff lying around inside the car and most definitely not on view, including the £15 in change you keep for the car park. One quick hit with a heavy sharp implement and bang!  The glass is quietly smashed and the item is gone and this could be £15 in change and a re-glazing bill for £300.

You know it makes sense!

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