Two arrested after car-wrecking spree in Sunderland

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POLICE in Sunderland have arrested two people after cars were damaged in the city.

Overnight, between Sunday, July 14 and Monday, July 15, a substance was poured over two parked cars on Ravenswood Road.

Two teenage boys, aged 16 and 15, have been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage in connection with the incident. Both are currently helping police with enquiries.

During the same night, a further 14 cars were targeted in the Redhouse area, the majority of which had their tyres slashed.

Enquiries into all the incidents are continuing today.

Neighbourhood Inspector for the area, Tony Carty, said: “The consequences of this type of mindless vandalism are far reaching.

“It not only disproportionately raises the fear of crime for residents, but has a huge effect on those who have had their cars damaged and are unable to use them until they are repaired.

“Officers are carrying out enquiries into the damages to locate those responsible and would urge anyone with information to come forward.

“We will continue to target people intent on committing criminal damage in our neighbourhoods and will always look to take action against them.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, extension 69191 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.