12.56 AM Sunday 29 May 2016

Spate of criminal damage in Weymouth - Appeal

Police in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a criminal damage spree in the town – with officers releasing an image of three boys they would like to speak with.

Around 15 beach chalets had their windows smashed sometime between 1.55am and 4.50am on Sunday 21 October 2012 along The Esplanade.

A further six incidents have been reported between Wednesday 17 October 2012 and Sunday 21 October 2012.

Image of three boys police wish to speak with following a spate of criminal damage in the Weymouth areaThese include damage to car and house windows and graffiti sprayed on the side of a building – all in the Greenhill and Melcombe Regis areas.

Police Constable Matt Lydford, of Weymouth police, said: “These are cases of mindless criminal damage which have caused untold upset to a number of victims.

“I am very keen to speak to the boys pictured as they may have information which will assist in our investigation.

“If anyone recognises them, I would ask them to contact me urgently.

“One of the teenage boys has a very distinctive two tone jumper on, while the other in the red hooded top has a yellow drawstring bag on his back.

“I would also ask anyone who may have witnessed any criminal damage incidents in the Greenhill and Melcombe Regis areas around the above dates to come forward and contact Dorset Police in the strictest confidence on 101.”

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting crime number 44273. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.


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