Vandals smash windscreens and dent bodywork after climbing over cars in Grantham street

One of the cars damaged by vandals in Welham Street, Grantham.

One of the cars damaged by vandals in Welham Street, Grantham.

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Vandals smashed a number of car windscreens in Welham Street in Grantham on Sunday night.

At least five cars have been damaged. They were parked in the street on either side of Avenue Road. All of them had their windscreens smashed and some had their bodywork damaged after vandals jumped on their bonnets and ran over the roofs.

An owner of one of the cars which was parked outside the Riverside flats said he had been forced to work from home because he couldn’t drive his Toyota Auris. The man, who only wanted to be known as Phil, told the Journal: “It’s complete mindless thuggery. It’s going to cost us all hundreds of pounds. They have run up on my bonnet and acrosss the roof. My windscreen was smashed although not put through. My neighbour’s windscreen was completely smashed through.”

A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: “We have received several reports of cars being criminally damaged in Welham Street, Grantham. Sometime overnight (between Sunday, January 17 and Monday, January 18) at least five vehicles were reported to have been damaged, many had cracked or smashed windscreens.

“A number of enquiries are ongoing in relation to this series of offences and we would like to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard anything in relation to any of the incidents. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident 44 of 18/01/2016. Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”