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Police appeal follows vandalism

Criminal damage campaign Photo: Hampshire police

Police in Waterlooville have released CCTV of offenders they believe are responsible for a campaign of criminal damage against a family.

Steven Walker and his family have suffered four incidents against their cars and property in the last 11 months, costing £30,000 in damage.

The most recent incident was at 9.44pm on Friday, March 23, when offenders scaled the gated driveway of his Waterlooville home and smashed the windows of his purple Audi A3 and a blue Nissan Navara belonging to a friend.

Criminal damage campaign Credit: Hampshire police

On April 5, 2011, paint stripper was thrown over the walls of the Walker property, damaging their three cars, a red Dodge Ram, silver Lexus LS460 and a green Jaguar XJR and also a neighbouring property.

A month later, on June 17, 2011, Mr Walker returned home to find his two work vans had been shot at with an air rifle.

In November 2011, white gloss paint was thrown over the Walker’s gates, wall and driveway.

Two men, believed to be the offenders in this latest incident, were seen getting into a small dark coloured hatchback car with a loud exhaust.

It left the scene and accelerated very quickly south on London Road. It then pulled out of the bus lane and nearly collided with another vehicle.

Police are keen to speak to the driver of this vehicle, who may hold vital information which could identify the offenders.

PC Matt Cummings said: “It should be no surprise that this has had a profound affect on Mr Walker and his family.

“They have now suffered their fourth attack inside a year and it simply has to stop.

“We’re appealing to anyone who may have information about any of the incidents, or who knows those responsible, to call us at the earliest opportunity.

“People have a right to go about their lives without fear of attack on themselves or their property.”