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Family targeted for fifth time in spate of criminal damage incidents in Norwich

PUBLISHED: 18:48 12 November 2017 | UPDATED: 18:48 12 November 2017

One of the cars which was damaged in a spate of incidents in the Colman Road area of Norwich. Picture: Submitted

One of the cars which was damaged in a spate of incidents in the Colman Road area of Norwich. Picture: Submitted

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A Norwich family whose car was damaged in a spate of similar crimes says it is the fifth time they have been targeted.

One of the cars which was damaged in a spate of incidents in the Colman Road area of Norwich. Picture: SubmittedOne of the cars which was damaged in a spate of incidents in the Colman Road area of Norwich. Picture: Submitted

On Saturday, police said they had arrested four teenagers in connection with 20 reports of criminal damage in the Colman Road area of Earlham.

Police were called at about 1.30am on Saturday morning after receiving reports of the incidents, which happened at some point on Friday night and involved damage to cars and fences.

One family, who live near Colman Road, said the wing mirrors were knocked off their car and dents were left in the roof and doors.

They said it was the fifth time their car had been damaged in the last few months and that they had only recently paid out for new wing mirrors.

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“I took the dog out for a walk and noticed the wing mirrors at first,” they said. “It wasn’t a huge shock because it had been happening, but when I came back I saw everything.”

They said police and forensics officers visited the next morning and added: “This time was definitely the worst, because they damaged a lot of cars in one night - the forensics guy had been called to four different cars that morning.”

Police said the teenagers, all from the Norwich area, had been located and arrested on suspicion of criminal damage. They were taken to police headquarters in Wymondham for questioning.

Anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area or anyone with information should contact Norfolk police on 101. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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