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Vandals Strike Twice in Common Road - Ponies Endangered

Monday 12 November 2012, 22:54
By Mandy Forsey

Common Road in Wincanton has been the recent target of criminal damage in two separate incidents.

On Saturday 3rd November 2012, at approximately 05.30am, three parked vehicles had their wing mirrors broken and damaged.

Then sometime between Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th November 2012 a wire fence surrounding a paddock on Common Road was cut and bent back, allowing ponies to escape onto the road. Luckily the ponies were caught very quickly and did not cause any issues.

This behaviour is unacceptable and could have caused a nasty accident on the road involving vehicles. Please be aware if you have livestock that you check your fencing to make sure it is in good repair to protect your livestock and road users. The victim is very upset by this incident and wants other people to be aware of the issues in case these persons are damaging other people's fences.

The victims say that usually this is a quiet area with no problems, and they can't understand why anyone would cause damage for no reason.

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.


Posts: 1
Reply #1 on : Sun November 25, 2012, 07:16:50
These people are just mindless with nothing else to do than cause distress and harm to other peoples property they need locking up

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