10 cars hit by Sunderland tyre slasher

Cars and vans on Ailesbury Street, Millfield, Sunderland were targeted at the weekend. Tyres were slashed leaving car owners stranded and some facing bills for  hundreds of pounds.
Cars and vans on Ailesbury Street, Millfield, Sunderland were targeted at the weekend. Tyres were slashed leaving car owners stranded and some facing bills for hundreds of pounds.
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VANDALS struck in a Sunderland street slashing the tyres on 10 cars.

Furious drivers have been left shocked by the attack, which happened in Ailesbury Street, in Millfield.

Cars, vans and a taxi had their tyres damaged in the slashing spree.

One woman, who lives in the street but didn’t want to be named, had two tyres on her car slashed. She says she’s so fed up of crime that she wants to move house.

She said: “Who would do something like slashing loads of tyres? They must be some sad individuals whoever they are.

“I don’t think they’ll catch who did it.

“In the time I’ve been living here I’ve had a laptop stolen and on New Year’s Eve someone just walked into my house.

“I’m so fed up of it here I’m going to move.”

A man who also lives in Ailesbury Street and didn’t want to be named had two tyres on his car slashed.

He said: “It’s the first time anything like this has happened to me since I’ve lived here.

“It’ll probably cost me £80 to replace them now.”

Northumbria Police officers say they are now carrying out door-to-door inquiries to reassure people living in the street and to try and find those responsible.

Neighbourhood Inspector Mick Hall, who covers the area, said: “This type of crime causes a huge amount of disruption as well as unnecessary cost to the people who have been affected.

“Ten vehicles have been damaged in what appears to be a random and senseless incident.

“We believe someone must have heard or seen a disturbance in the street, if so I’d urge them to contact police as they may be able to help us identify who is responsible.”

The damage happened overnight on Friday into Saturday morning.

Those with any information regarding the incident should call Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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