‘Mindless’ yobs use fence posts to smash vehicles

POLICE are hunting two vandals who caused thousands of pounds of damage after attacking about a dozen parked vehicles with wooden fence posts.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 11th April 2012, 1:13 pm

The wrecking spree was carried out in Whitburn, West Lothian, at about 11.45pm on Friday when the suspects were seen walking through a number of streets vandalising the vehicles.

The vehicles in Flemington Gardens, Allan Road, West Main Street and Gardner Crescent had windscreens and windows smashed, which will cost about £2500 to repair.

A police spokesman said: “We are appealing for anyone who may have seen these two men acting suspiciously either late on Friday night or Saturday morning to contact us.

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“This mindless vandalism has left the vehicle owners with a hefty repair bill.”

Between April last year and January, a total of 284 vandalism offences were reported in the Whitburn/Blackburn area, according to police figures, a drop on the year before.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0131-311 3131, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.