Boscombe and Southburne suffer spate of vandalism
CARS, fences and walls in Southbourne and Boscombe have been sprayed with paint.
There were ten reports of damage which occurred sometimes between 4pm on Friday 20 September and 6am on Monday 23 September.
During this period, graffiti was sprayed on two cars, one parked on Southbourne Lane East and the other on Wentworth Avenue.
Wooden fences and brick walls were also targeted with spray paint on Carbery Avenue, Wentworth Avenue, Ravine Road and Dingle Road.
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Sergeant Steven Federico, of Bournemouth police, said: “These mindless acts of criminal damage have caused the owners great inconvenience and expense.
“I am appealing to anyone who may have information about any of these incidents, or may have seen someone acting suspiciously in these areas to call police in confidence.
“I would like to encourage anyone who may have had property damaged in this way to report it to police, and urge the public to keep their eyes peeled for anyone acting suspiciously in their area.
“If you see something suspicious, or if you think an offence is taking place, please call the police immediately.
“I would like to thank the local authority for their quick response in removing a lot of the paint from people’s property.
No arrests have been made.
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 22:137. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.