Leicester

Four men charged after dozens of vehicles damaged in one morning

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Image caption Residents found their car windows had been smashed

Four men have been charged with criminal damage after dozens of vehicles were vandalised in one morning over the New Year period.

Police were inundated with reports of people having their windows smashed and tyres slashed in several Leicestershire villages.

Reports were made in areas including Rushey Mead, Thurmaston and Syston.

The men, aged 18, 20, 21, 23, are all due to appear before Leicester Magistrates' Court later.

Image caption Some people who had been away for New Year returned to see their cars damaged

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