North West Wales

Police appeal after car brake pipes damaged in Bangor

Police are hunting vandals who deliberately sabotaged brake pipes in a series of cars in Bangor, Gwynedd.

Ten vehicle owners discovered faults with their internal braking system and investigations revealed they had been cut with a blade.

North Wales Police has assigned a dedicated team of officers to the investigation.

Det Ch Insp Iestyn Davies said forensic examinations were underway.

Police were first alerted on Friday by car owners reporting deliberate damage.

The vandalism occurred in the Coed Mawr, Penrhos Road, Siliwen Road and Garth Road areas of the town.

Det Ch Insp Davies said: "We are clearly concerned about this spate of offending which we believe is linked.

"It is fortunate that the faults have been discovered quickly by the vehicle owners.

"In total 10 vehicles have been damaged and I believe that the majority of these cars were interfered with on the night of Thursday 23 June."

He said a dedicated team of officers have been assigned to the investigation.

"We would urge any vehicle owners who have discovered damage of this nature to contact us immediately so that we can fully investigate the crimes.

"We do not believe that victims have been specifically targeted and this appears to have been acts of a random and mindless stupidity and recklessness."

Anyone with information should contact the CID in Bangor on 101 or 0845 6071001 (Welsh line), 0845 6071002 (English line) or call Crimestoppers Wales anonymously on 0800 555111.

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