Wiltshire Police can now confirm that it has received more than 70 reports of criminal damage to vehicles in Swindon early this morning. Many of the cars had their tyres slashed in a vandalism spree between 3am and 5am. Earlier reports suggested the number of cars damaged was closer to 150.
Supt Gavin Williams said: "This sort of crime absolutely beggars belief. The victims of these crimes are hard-working families who have lawfully parked their vehicles outside of their homes. This is a particularly pointless, idiotic crime and I am keen to bring those responsible to justice."
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