Brampton car tyres vandal unmasked as dog

Brampton resident Anne Taylor set up a CCTV camera to catch the 'vandal', after having 12 tyres replaced

The vandal responsible for a six-month spate of car damage in a town in Cumbria, has turned out to be a dog.

More than 10 vehicles, parked in the Jocks Hill and Sands area of Brampton, had suffered slow punctures.

CCTV images revealed the culprit to be a border collie. The dog, called Jess, was regularly biting the nearside tyres of cars during her daily walk.

Jess's owner, who was unaware she was causing any damage, has agreed to keep her on a lead in future.

PC Simon Amos, from Cumbria Police, said: "The dog had been seen approaching the cars and many believe that she was just sniffing at the tyres.

"It isn't until you take a closer look that you can see her biting them."

He added: "The owner has been contacted and has been very surprised and also apologetic about the whole situation.

"He will now be keeping Jess on a lead."

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