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Cars Targeted in Recent Castle Cary Crime Sprees

Wednesday 11 July 2012, 13:50
By Mandy Forsey / Fiona Wilson

Castle Cary appears to have suffered a higher than usual level of car crime in recent weeks. PCSOs Many Forsey and Fiona Wilson wrote to Wincanton Window to describe three such incidents:

Friday 22nd June 2012

Overnight on the 22nd June 2012 a Ford Focus vehicle was damaged whilst parked in the road. A large plant pot was thrown through the front windscreen. The windscreen has had to be replaced which has caused unnecessary inconvenience and expense to the vehicle's owner.

Saturday 23rd June 2012

In the early hours of the morning of Saturday 23rd June 2012 between 01.30 and 05.30, seven vehicles were damaged whilst parked in Bridgwater Buildings, Castle Cary. The vehicles were all scratched on the body of the vehicle nearest to the road side. Some of the vehicles have very deep scratches down to the metal that appear to have been carried out by a sharp implement. One of the victims said "I don't understand why anyone would do it."

This incident has upset the owners of the vehicles. As well as facing costs to repair and repaint there is the added impact of the inconvenience. This is such mindless damage; sometimes people don't think of the repercussions for the victims in incidents like this. I have spoken to the owners of the vehicles and they just can't understand why someone would do this to them.

Saturday 30th June 2012

Overnight on 30th June 2012 a vehicle was damaged while parked in Millbrook Gardens, Castle Cary. The vehicle had two windows smashed, possibly by thrown stones or rocks. Nothing was removed from the vehicle; it would appear that this was just mindless damage.

This incident has caused the owners inconvenience as they are not able to drive the vehicle until it is repaired. This is such mindless damage. Sometimes people don't think of the repercussions to the victims in incidents like this. This kind of behaviour is not acceptable.

If you have any information in regard to these crimes or others, we ask you to get in contact with us on the new non emergency number 101 or you can contact Crimestoppers on the number below. This behaviour will not be tolerated and we are hoping for the assistance of the local community. We are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious at this time."

If you have any information please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.They never ask your name and never trace your call.


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