Police Hunt Wimbledon Car Vandals

Detectives deploy new CCTV van

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Police have issued a warning about a recent spate of vandalism against cars parked in the Haydons Road area of Wimbledon.

They say a number of reports have been made made in the past week concerning damage to cars, where suspects have scratched the paintwork on bonnets, boots and doors.

The Trinity Safer Neighbourhoods Team has been intensively patrolling the Haydons Road area and surrounding streets, and have conducted several stop and searches in the street.

They have also deployed the new police CCTV van (pictured right), using the latest infrared camera kit to focus on their local streets.

Sergeant Stuart Wiltshire, Trinity Ward sergeant, said: "This recent trend of scratching people's cars is a pointless and frustrating problem, which really impacts on our hard-working residents.

"Trinity Ward is one of the safest wards in Merton, and we intend to keep it that way. With our ongoing extended patrols, and reviewing our CCTV, we look forward to making arrests to stop this issue."

Police say if you know who has been damaging these cars, or if you have any concerns about vehicle crime in your area, contact your local Safer Neighbourhoods Team by calling 101. If you see anyone acting suspiciously around parked vehicles, call 999 and tell police immediately.

November 1, 2011