17 cars ‘trashed’ in Fountainbridge vandalism rampage

Cars had their windows smashed and bodywork damaged in a crime spree in Fountainbridge last night.

17 cars were targeted between 1:45am and 5:15am on Monday August 14 in Brandfield Street, Fowler Terrace area and the Upper Grove Place area.

Damaged cars on Upper Grove Place off Grove Street

Damaged cars on Upper Grove Place off Grove Street

A total of 17 cars had their windows smashed, dented bodywork, or had attempts made to smash their windows.

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Officers are treating the incidents as linked and are appealing for anyone whose vehicle may have been damaged and who has not yet reported it to come forward.

Inspector Scott Richardson from Wester Hailes Police Station said: “This is a shocking amount of vandalism and the sheer scale of the damage caused is completely unacceptable. This damage has caused inconvenience and upset to a large number of residents.

Damaged cars on Upper Grove Place off Grove Street

Damaged cars on Upper Grove Place off Grove Street

“I would appeal to anyone in the area whose vehicle has been damaged and who has not yet reported it to police to do so as soon as they can. I would also appeal to anyone who may have seen anything to come forward.

We are eager to trace those responsible as soon as possible. We would ask anyone who saw anything suspicious to get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident numbers 0249, 0303 and 0478 of the 14th of August or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”