Police investigate after rise in vehicle damage

Police are continuing their enquiries after a number of vehicles were damaged across Leicester.

Officers say they have now received more than 60 reports of vehicles having their tyres slashed and rear windows smashed overnight on Sunday 1 January and Monday 2 January.

Reports have been received from a number of areas including Glenfield, Thurmaston, East Goscote, Rearsby, Frisby on the Wreake, Saxelby, Waltham on the Wolds.

Nothing was stolen during the incidents and at this stage police say they are keeping an open mind as to whether all the reports are linked.In a statement Leicestershire Police said:

A black Vauxhall Vectra which is believed to be have been involved in the incidents was found abandoned in Elms Road, Melton yesterday afternoon.

Anyone with any information is being asked to report anything which could assist with their investigation.They are also encouraging anyone whose vehicle has been damaged and hasn’t yet reported it to police to do so.

Anyone with any information about the incidents is asked to contact 101, quoting incident number 17*1402.