Vandals target 14 garden walls in Longlevens in one night
VANDALS rampaged through Longlevens demolishing 14 garden walls.
Homeowners on Brooklands Park, Innsworth Lane and Oxstalls Lane were all targeted in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Garden walls were yesterday lying smashed to pieces.
Longlevens resident Dave Bennett said: "This is just mindless vandalism, it is ridiculous.
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"It has achieved absolutely nothing except put a number of home owners at great expense as they seek to repair their walls.
"Some residents may not be insured or their insurance may not cover this sort of damage.
"One woman's car was said to have had a lucky escape from being hit by falling bricks because the owner had taken it out very early in the morning to get to work.
David Blewett-Jenkins, secretary of the Longlevens Neighbourhood Partnership, said it was an unusual occurrence for the area.
He said: "I don't think anything like this has happened before. It is not good at all.
"I am sure we will be speaking to the police in the coming days to see what is being done about it."
But Mr Bennett said the area had some vandalism earlier in the year.
"There has been the odd spate every now and again. Earlier this year some garden walls were kicked in," he said.
The vandalism is thought to have occurred as early as 3am on Sunday.
Police said they were investigating the incidents. A spokesman said: "One resident reported seeing a male with long hair push a brick off a pillar at about 3am. They reported that another male, around 6ft tall and with blond hair, walked ahead. Both males appeared drunk."
Anyone with any information should contact police on 101.
There have been incidents of vandalism in the past in the Longlevens area.
Back in 2010 the play park in Longford Lane was sprayed with graffiti and strewn with litter.
It happened just days after a £100,000 improvement project which saw the installation of new slides and climbing frames for children to enjoy.