Two men arrested over tyre slashing
TWO men have been arrested and questioned over the widespread criminal damage to car tyres in Old Town and Town Centre.
Police have confirmed the two men were arrested late last night and have since been bailed pending further enquiries.
As of yesterday, Wiltshire Police had received almost 90 separate reports from owners of vehicles which have been damaged – many of whom had all four tyres slashed.
Vehicles parked on several residential streets between Swindon town centre and Old Town were damaged between 3am and 5am on Thursday morning.
The affected roads included Stafford Street, Dixon Street, Prospect Hill, East Street, Wood Street, Evelyn Street, North Street, Raggett Street, Westlecot Road and Berenger Close.
East Sector Inspector Joseph Saunders said that several lines of enquiry were underway and that CCTV from local businesses in the area was being examined.
He said: "I would continue to urge anyone who has had their vehicle damaged to contact Wiltshire Police so that each crime is logged in the correct way.
"I am also keen to hear from anyone who might have any information on this incident or might have seen anything unusual throughout Wednesday evening and early Thursday morning."
Anyone with information is asked to contact Wiltshire Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers, where information can be left anonymously, on 0800 555 111.