Spate of vandalism leave cars damaged

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Police are urging residents in Widdrington and Morpeth to be vigilant after a spate of damages to cars.

In Widdrington, between April 5 and April 9, six cars were damaged. The offenders scratched the car doors and bonnets in Ena Street and Maple Drive.

In the last month, 11 cars have been damaged in the Morpeth area. The acts of vandalism happened in Norman Terrace, Shields Road, Charlton Gardens, Hamilton Terrace and the Aged Miners Cottages.

In every incident the offender scratched panels on the cars causing thousands of pounds worth of damage.

In a number of the incidents in Morpeth and Widdrington the initials ‘MMD’ were scratched into the paintwork and officers are keen to speak to anyone who knows who the tag belongs to to come forward and contact police with information.

Morpeth Neighbourhood Sergeant Matthew Steel said: “Whoever is causing these damages is upsetting a lot of people and costing motorists a lot of money. I’d ask anyone who thinks they know who is responsible to contact us as soon as possible with any information.

“Although the offences are happening in two different locations we believe they might be linked and would appeal for anyone in either Morpeth or Widdrington to come forward and pass any information to police.

“I’d also appeal for residents to be vigilant and if they see anyone acting suspiciously around parked cars then they should ring police and report it immediately. We can respond straight away and your actions could help us to stop other crimes from happening.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police in Morpeth on 101 ext 69191.