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Man rearrested on suspicion of throwing objects at ambulance and 50 cars

PUBLISHED: 16:57 18 June 2019 | UPDATED: 16:57 18 June 2019

The shattered windscreen and damage to the roof of Gemma Wiles' Skoda car after being struck by an object on the A143 between Harleston and Diss. Picture: Gemma Wiles

The shattered windscreen and damage to the roof of Gemma Wiles' Skoda car after being struck by an object on the A143 between Harleston and Diss. Picture: Gemma Wiles

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A man has been rearrested after more than 50 vehicles and a private ambulance were damaged by objects being thrown.

After being arrested on Wednesday, June 12, the man, in his 20s and from the Loddon area, was bailed later that day.

Officers from Norfolk and Suffolk Police confirm he has now been rearrested on June 18 on suspicion of criminal damage and remains in police custody at this time.

Following the first report to police on Friday, May 24, officers began regularly patrolling roads in villages and towns.

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The incidents were reported in several locations along the Norfolk and Suffolk border, including the A146, A143 and the B1062.

On Tuesday, June 11, a patient transport ambulance driving towards Bungay from Halesworth was among the vehicles hit. No patients were inside at the time.

Gemma Wiles, 42, from Harleston, had her Skoda car written off after being struck by an object near Thorpe Abbotts, while taxi driver David Thompson had his car hit by a brick on June 1.

Anyone who has been a victim, or who has information or dashcam footage of an incident, is urged to call PS Mark Sargeant at Suffolk Police, or PC Andy Barkway at Norfolk Police on 101, quoting crime reference number 37/32365/19.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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