Series of damage to vehicles and buildings

Appeal graphicAn investigation has been launched after a number of vehicles and buildings were damaged in the evening of Monday 4th September.

More than 25 reports have been received so far of windows being smashed or shattered after ball bearings were catapulted at vehicles and buildings at various locations in Enderby, and also Newbold Verdon, Glenfield, Leicester, Whetstone, Leicester Forest East and Blaby.

Early indications suggest the suspects used a vehicle to travel around the various locations and police are looking at the similarities between all the incidents to establish if they are all linked.

Detective Inspector Mark Parish, overseeing the investigation, says:

“This type of thoughtless vandalism will not be tolerated, those responsible have caused many thousands of pounds worth of damage over the space of a couple of hours.

“Officers are in the process of going through all the reports received and there may be further damage which we haven’t been notified of.

“I would urge anyone who has been a victim of a similar incident yesterday evening to report the damage to us.

“We would also like to speak to anyone who has captured the incidents or any of the damage on CCTV or on a dashcam.

“If you witnessed the incidents or have any information about those responsible then please get in touch as soon as possible.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101, quoting incident 750 of 4th September.

Desford Road, Newbold Verdon – rear window of a car damaged using a ball bearing
Desford Road, Enderby – damage caused to two car windows and a business premises
Main Street, Newbold Verdon – damage caused to car window
Dominion Road, Glenfied – windows of a business premises and a number of vehicles damaged
Bagworth Road, Newbold Verdon –damage caused to a car window using a ball bearing
Somerset Drive, Glenfield – damage caused to a the window of a house using a ball bearing
Groby Road, Leicester – damage caused to windows of a business premises using a ball bearing
Sunningdale Road, Leicester – number of reports of vehicles being damaged
Braunstone Lane, Braunstone – windows damaged at a business premises using ball bearings
Hinckley Road, Leicester Forest East – damage caused to windows of a business premises and house
Fosse Road South, Leicester – damage caused to windows of business premises
Woodgate, Leicester – damage caused to window of a business premises using a ball bearing
Enderby Road, Whetstone – damage caused to the bodywork and window of a car
Warren Lane, Leicester Forest East – number of reports of car window being damaged
Enderby Road, Blaby – damage caused to car window
Narborough Road North, Leicester – damage caused to windows of business premises
Scudamore Road, Leicester – damage caused to a front door window of business premises using a ball bearing
Red Hill Way, Leicester – damage caused to window of a bus

[Source: Neighbourhood Watch Leicester]
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