Vandals cause thousands of pounds worth of damage to parked cars in Trinity

Vandals cause thousands of pounds worth of damage to parked cars in Trinity

Police are investigating after thousands of pounds worth of damage was done to parked cars in the Trinity area last night.

Around twenty-five incidents have been reported, however there may be other vehicles damaged.

Due to number of incidents and the scale of the damage, we are treating the incidents as linked and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

One owner told how she was going out to work and discovered her car had two smashed windows.

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She said “I came out my house to go to work and noticed the car outside my gate had a smashed window.

“As I was walking to my car I noticed most cars on the street had smashed windows and then I seen mine.

“It had two smashed windows on it.

“I am furious as it will be out of action for days and I have a young family and depend on the car.

“I spoke to my insurance who will get it sorted but it might take days.”

Inspector Shane McKenna of Drylaw Police Station said: “This is an appalling number of vandalisms and the sheer scale of the damage caused is completely unacceptable.

“Not only has a lot of damage and inconvenience been caused to large number of people, it has also caused a number of police resources in the North of Edinburgh to be diverted in order to investigate.

“We are eager to trace those responsible as soon as possible. We would ask that anyone who was in the North Edinburgh area on the evening of Sunday, November 13, and saw this damage take place, to get in touch with us at their earliest convenience.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Pictures: Alan Simpson

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