Vandals trash 12 cars in late-night wrecking spree

Vandals trash 12 cars in late-night wrecking spree

Vandals trash 12 cars in late-night wrecking spree

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AT LEAST a dozen vehicles have been damaged during a night of mindless vandalism in Corfe Mullen.

Shocked owners were left facing hefty repair bills after windscreens, windows and wing mirrors were smashed during a two-hour wrecking spree in the early hours of Saturday, July 26.

Dorset Police were initially called to Corfe Mullen in response to reports of four youths kicking cars in Phelipps Road – but as officers investigated, it quickly emerged vehicles in neighbouring streets had also been damaged.

Cars sustained alleged criminal damage in Phelipps Road, Rushcombe Way, Ralph Road, Highfield Road, Gurney Road and Brook Lane. However, officers fear even more cars may have been targeted so are asking residents in the area to check their vehicles.

A Dorset Police spokesman confirmed: “In the early hours of July 26 we had reports of a large number of vehicles damaged in Corfe Mullen, sometime between 3-5am.

“Twelve vehicles had wing mirrors broken off, windscreens and windows smashed. Anyone that has suffered any damage to their vehicle or property should contact us.”

Investigating officers have also appealed for witnesses and for anyone who has CCTV cameras on their property to check footage from around the time of the alleged criminal damage.

If you can help contact Dorset Police on 101, quoting incident number 26:015 n Three people, all from the local area, have been arrested and released on police bail until September, while enquiries continue.

They are a 19-year-old man, a 17-year-old girl and an 18-year-old man.

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6:28am Thu 31 Jul 14

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

Hang 'em high.
Hang 'em high. Letcommonsenseprevail
  • Score: 27

6:51am Thu 31 Jul 14

Tedd52 says...

Confiscate their mobile phones an gadgets then smash them up in front of them... Eye for an eye
Confiscate their mobile phones an gadgets then smash them up in front of them... Eye for an eye Tedd52
  • Score: 47

8:11am Thu 31 Jul 14

justme20092009 says...

give em a good old fashioned beating
give em a good old fashioned beating justme20092009
  • Score: 34

8:15am Thu 31 Jul 14

Echo & the Funnymen says...

The fourth person must be bricking it so to speak! Surely a little more police interegation is needed to track him down! Have they gone soft?
The fourth person must be bricking it so to speak! Surely a little more police interegation is needed to track him down! Have they gone soft? Echo & the Funnymen
  • Score: 18

8:21am Thu 31 Jul 14

Carolyn43 says...

18 and 19-year-old vandals described as "men". No they're not - they're immature little children.
18 and 19-year-old vandals described as "men". No they're not - they're immature little children. Carolyn43
  • Score: 35

8:24am Thu 31 Jul 14

Stereotyped says...

Absolute scum bags. I would quite happily be a willing volunteer to smash up some of their possessions, although they have probably all been paid for by mummy and daddy at that age...

Maybe wait until they have their own cars and we can all have a go at smashing theirs up.
Absolute scum bags. I would quite happily be a willing volunteer to smash up some of their possessions, although they have probably all been paid for by mummy and daddy at that age... Maybe wait until they have their own cars and we can all have a go at smashing theirs up. Stereotyped
  • Score: 37

8:34am Thu 31 Jul 14

rayc says...

I trust that in time we will see their photos in the Echo so that local people can take precautions against their activities or are mug shots only reserved for drink drivers? Come on the Echo we really want to know who are the vandals in our community - there have been real victims here.
I trust that in time we will see their photos in the Echo so that local people can take precautions against their activities or are mug shots only reserved for drink drivers? Come on the Echo we really want to know who are the vandals in our community - there have been real victims here. rayc
  • Score: 35

9:00am Thu 31 Jul 14

oldcrow says...

Echo & the Funnymen wrote:
The fourth person must be bricking it so to speak! Surely a little more police interegation is needed to track him down! Have they gone soft?
Not only gone soft, but looking for soft targets as well, like that poor man who sounded his 'Dixie' horn.
[quote][p][bold]Echo & the Funnymen[/bold] wrote: The fourth person must be bricking it so to speak! Surely a little more police interegation is needed to track him down! Have they gone soft?[/p][/quote]Not only gone soft, but looking for soft targets as well, like that poor man who sounded his 'Dixie' horn. oldcrow
  • Score: 18

9:46am Thu 31 Jul 14

Echo & the Funnymen says...

Cant wait for them to be convicted and named and get there own cars.Eye for Eye so to speak-Only joking of course!
Cant wait for them to be convicted and named and get there own cars.Eye for Eye so to speak-Only joking of course! Echo & the Funnymen
  • Score: 16

10:40am Thu 31 Jul 14

Sir Cliff East says...

Always bad news if Corfe Mullen gets mentioned
Always bad news if Corfe Mullen gets mentioned Sir Cliff East
  • Score: -7

12:31pm Thu 31 Jul 14

SympatheticSam says...

Corfe Mullen is a dump anyway.
Corfe Mullen is a dump anyway. SympatheticSam
  • Score: -23

2:56pm Thu 31 Jul 14

boyerboy says...

Think we should tell youngsters like this to be off....indeed as they are around the Corfe Mullen area, which is quite a way out, perhaps tell them to far Corfe ?
Think we should tell youngsters like this to be off....indeed as they are around the Corfe Mullen area, which is quite a way out, perhaps tell them to far Corfe ? boyerboy
  • Score: 0

4:28pm Thu 31 Jul 14

BIGTONE says...

A slap on the wrist from the magistrates and sympathy for the poor little bored darlings.......
A slap on the wrist from the magistrates and sympathy for the poor little bored darlings....... BIGTONE
  • Score: 3

4:37pm Thu 31 Jul 14

crispy_pants says...

boyerboy wrote:
Think we should tell youngsters like this to be off....indeed as they are around the Corfe Mullen area, which is quite a way out, perhaps tell them to far Corfe ?
The house near the roundabout below Lambs Green used to be called "Far Corfe". Apparently owned then by Luther Blissett.
[quote][p][bold]boyerboy[/bold] wrote: Think we should tell youngsters like this to be off....indeed as they are around the Corfe Mullen area, which is quite a way out, perhaps tell them to far Corfe ?[/p][/quote]The house near the roundabout below Lambs Green used to be called "Far Corfe". Apparently owned then by Luther Blissett. crispy_pants
  • Score: 3

5:20pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Cosmic Crusader says...

Would this have happened so readily if the street lighting had not been switched off?
Would this have happened so readily if the street lighting had not been switched off? Cosmic Crusader
  • Score: 6

6:13pm Thu 31 Jul 14

biffa78 says...

STOP THERE DOLE MONEY,THEN CHOP THERE FU@@@@G HANDS & LEGS OFF THAT WILL STOP THE B@@@@@DS!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!
STOP THERE DOLE MONEY,THEN CHOP THERE FU@@@@G HANDS & LEGS OFF THAT WILL STOP THE B@@@@@DS!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! biffa78
  • Score: 3

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