Police warn Mansfield motorists about increase in car crime
MOTORISTS in Mansfield are being warned to keep their vehicles safe following an increase in car crime.
Since January 1 police in Mansfield South have been called to 21 incidents of vehicles being damaged.
Victims in Berry Hill, Lindhurst, Eakring, Oak Tree, Portland and Ravensdale have had their windscreens and paint-work scratched, wing mirrors ripped off and tyres slashed.
Temporary sergeant Jamie Bower said: “This sort of criminal damage is not only upsetting to the owners of the vehicles, but it is also very costly to repair what is, frankly, needless and mindless acts of vandalism.”
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The latest incidents occurred on Thursday, February 19.
In Clipstone Avenue, Mansfield, wing mirrors were smashed off a car at about 8pm and on the same day between 9.30am and 11am, a BMW had its paint-work scratched in Southwell Road East.
To report unusual activity around vehicles contact Notts Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.