Tayside and Central Scotland

Dundee car vandals strike again

Car vandals have again struck in an area of Dundee where residents have seen their vehicles repeatedly damaged over the last few months.

Twenty-four cars parked in the Maryfield and Stobswell areas of Dundee were vandalised sometime between Saturday and Sunday morning.

Tayside Police said the bodywork of the cars had been scratched with a sharp instrument.

Cars parked in the same streets were also targeted in October and January.

Insp Stuart Holmes said the incident was a further example of "mindless vandalism" of people's property and appealed to anyone with information to contact police.

CCTV footage

He said: "I sympathise with the victims of these crimes, some of whom are repeat victims and I would like to reassure the local community that officer patrols will be stepped up to detect those responsible.

"Every effort will be made to identify them and place them in front of the courts. We are treating this very seriously but need the public's help to reduce this criminal activity.''

Officers are reviewing public and private CCTV footage of the area in the hope that the culprits have been captured on video.

The attacks in January also took place over a weekend and were estimated to have caused between £15,000 and £20,000 worth of damage.

Police linked that incident to similar vandalism on 70 vehicles in the Stobswell area in October.

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