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Appeal for information following criminal damage in Poole

25 March 2019
Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward after a number of vehicles were damaged in the Poole area.

Dorset Police received a number of reports of vehicles having been damaged, apparently scratched by a key or other sharp item, in Ridgeway in Broadstone between 8am and 5pm on Tuesday 19 March 2019. At least 14 vehicles were reported to have been damaged.

Further incidents were reported in Connaught Crescent in Branksome, with at least four vehicles either scratched or having their tyres slashed between 7pm on Tuesday 19 March and 7am on Wednesday 20 March 2019.

Police Community Support Investigator Chris Hardy said: “We understand the inconvenience incidents such as this cause to the victims and we are carrying out an investigation to identify those responsible.

“I am appealing to anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the areas involved at the relevant times to contact police. I would also urge anyone with CCTV at their property to check their footage.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55190041824 for the Broadstone incidents or 55190042255 for the Branksome offences. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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