Several cars hit in spate of vandal attacks in Carrick Knowe

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Vandals have damaged a number of cars in the west of the Capital, sparking a police probe.

It is understood eight vehicles were hit during the attacks, which took place overnight between Saturday, April 1, and Sunday, April 2, at Carrick Knowe Avenue and Carrick Knowe Hill.

The cars that have been targeted have all had either the windscreen or rear window smashed.

All of these incidents are being linked and officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Inspector Stephen Sutherland of Drylaw Police Station said: “These offences are totally unacceptable and have resulted in high-value damage to the affected vehicles.

“Not only has this resulted in significant inconvenience for a large number of people, it has also required extensive police resources in the West of Edinburgh to be diverted in order to investigate.

“We are eager to trace those responsible as soon as possible and would ask that anyone who was in the Carrick Knowe area on the evening of Saturday, April 1, and saw anything that can assist police in enquires to get in touch.”

Chief Inspector James Jones, area commander for North West Edinburgh, said: “Anti-social behaviour is completely unacceptable and won’t be tolerated at all. Local officers will be tackling this issue as top priority.

“Whenever a number of incidents happen in an area, a community reassurance plan is put in place to provide reassurance, support and engage with the local community.

“We would encourage anyone experiencing anti-social behaviour in their area not to tolerate this type of criminality and report it to police via 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”


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