A SECURITY officer has criticised Dorset Police’s response after his car was vandalised in a random attack.

Alexis David approached his vehicle which was sat in the car park next to the Royal Bath Hotel in Bournemouth when he saw an individual “smashing” another car with an object.

The assailant then fled and Alexis found his car and the other in a state of disrepair.

He said: “It was just before 4am and I have no idea why someone would do this. I called the police as soon as it happened and waited.

“Five hours later I received a call back asking for more information which I thought was unbelievable. The response was so late and I don’t know why they couldn’t have come.”

Mr David added that his vehicle cannot be driven and he has no idea as to what the status of the investigation is.

Bournemouth Echo: A white Audi had its windows and lights smashed while parked in Bath Road, BournemouthA white Audi had its windows and lights smashed while parked in Bath Road, Bournemouth

A Dorset Police spokesperson said: “[We] received a report at around 4am on Friday, September 3 of criminal damage in Bath Road in Bournemouth.

“It was reported that at approximately 3.50am two cars, which were parked in a car park, were smashed and damage was caused to the windows and lights.

“An investigation is underway into the report and officers will be carrying out a number of enquiries, including checking CCTV in the area to identify who was responsible.”

Regarding the response time, the spokesperson added: “With all demands on our resources, our attendance to incidents is prioritised based on an assessment of threat, risk, harm and vulnerability in the context of all matters the Force is responding to at that particular time.”