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Two teens arrested following spate of damage to 10 vehicles

PUBLISHED: 09:35 06 March 2018 | UPDATED: 14:48 06 March 2018

Some of the 10 cars damaged overnight on the Fairstead in King's Lynn. Picture: Chris Bishop

Some of the 10 cars damaged overnight on the Fairstead in King's Lynn. Picture: Chris Bishop

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Two teenagers were arrested following a spate of damage to 10 cars last night.

Some of the 10 cars damaged overnight on the Fairstead in King's Lynn. Picture: Chris Bishop Some of the 10 cars damaged overnight on the Fairstead in King's Lynn. Picture: Chris Bishop

They were arrested on suspicion of criminal damage at around 11pm on the Fairstead in King’s Lynn.

The town’s police said on their Twitter account that the two male teens, aged 17 and 16, tried to run away but were soon apprehended, with officers tweeting #notquickenough.

Some of the 10 cars damaged overnight on the Fairstead in King's Lynn. Picture: Chris Bishop Some of the 10 cars damaged overnight on the Fairstead in King's Lynn. Picture: Chris Bishop

A police spokesman said: “This was reported to us about 11.45pm and at this time ten vehicles have been damaged, mainly wing mirrors smashed off all cars.”

Five of the vehicles were allegedly damaged in Anthony Nolan Road, another two were damaged in Fred Ackland Drive, and three others in Dukes Place, Eastfields and Silver Green.

Some of the 10 cars damaged overnight on the Fairstead in King's Lynn. Picture: Chris Bishop Some of the 10 cars damaged overnight on the Fairstead in King's Lynn. Picture: Chris Bishop

One of the victims, district nurse Vania Sampaio, 30, said she looked out of her window after she heard a loud noise at around 11pm.

“I saw a guy with his hood up then I saw the flashlight and two police officers chasing him,” Miss Sampaio said.

Initially she did not think much of it but around midnight police knocked on her door to tell her the wing mirror of her car had been smashed off.

She said: “I was upset but there is nothing you can do really, but it would’ve been different if no one saw it happening, it wasn’t just me and the were already around the corner, it makes me feel protected.”

Miss Sampaio has lived in Fairstead for almost two years with her partner Rui Ribeiro. She said this is the first time anything like this has happened to her.

“This makes me wonder if it’s a safe place anymore. I am thinking about putting cameras and alarms in the house,” she added.

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