Dozens of cars damaged after vandals go on rampage in Great Yarmouth

Police have issued a warning after a series of thefts in Diss.

Police have issued a warning after a series of thefts in Diss. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2011

Vandals left a trail of destruction after they attacked more than 30 cars in a string of roads in Great Yarmouth.

All the vehicles were scratched in the early hours attack, some with multiple panels damaged, leaving their owners facing costly repair bills.

A total of 36 cars were targeted in Churchill Road, Beaconsfield Road, Windsor Avenue and Barnard Avenue with the majority of the damage believed to have happened

between midnight and 3am on Saturday, December 20.

Anne Wyer, who has lived on Churchill Road for more than 30 years, had her car scratched as well as her son's.

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The mum-of-two, 55, said: 'We have had an estimate on our car and it's going to cost nearly £800 and we probably will go through the insurance because we're older.

'But my son won't because his is a higher excess.

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'It's very frustrating and it does make you angry. If people have a high excess of say £500, it's a lot of money to find.'

Another driver, who did not wish to be named, had three panels of her car scratched.

The Windsor Avenue resident added: 'I don't think I'll be able to get it put right, by the time I have paid my excess. It makes me completely overwhelmingly angry, I have not had the car long.

'Someone said theirs was [going to cost] £800, how many thousands of pounds worth of damage did they do?'

A resident of Barnard Avenue, who also wished to remain anonymous, said both her and her mum's car was attacked.

'There was a scratch all the way along mine and the passenger door of my mum's,' the driver said.

'It's just a pain and more thing you got to get sorted out.'

Police are now appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to get in touch.

Investigating officer, PC Linzi Clarke, said: 'We're keen to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard anything out of the ordinary in the area or has information about the person or people responsible.'

? Anyone with information should call PC Clarke at Great Yarmouth police station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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