Car wing mirrors targeted in Godalming vandalism spree
Did you wake up on Tuesday morning and find your car with a smashed wing mirror?
Surrey Police is investigating after vandals went on a rampage in the Eashing Lane, Ockford Ridge and Aarons Hill areas of Godalming between 11.45pm on Monday (13 February) and 12.30am on Tuesday (14 February). A similar spree was also reported in the Grays Road area of Farncombe overnight on Tuesday (14 February).
Officers have already received a number of reports of cars which were targeted, but it is thought that others may also have fallen victim to the vandalism spree.
Witnesses have reported seeing a group of youths with baseball bats and wearing baseball caps in the area at the time of the offences in Godalming.
Officers have carried out a number of house to house enquiries but have not received any further information and are appealing for anyone who witnessed the cars being damaged, or who has any other information, to come forward. They would also like to encourage anyone whose car was damaged to report the matter as soon as possible.
Waverley Neighbourhood Sergeant Mel Sefton said: “We have had two spates of criminal damage reported over two nights and are still trying to establish whether these are linked.
“We have received a number of reports of cars with smashed wing mirrors but know from comments on social media that many more have been targeted. Please report these to us so we can build up a full picture of the extent of the vandalism. We would also like to speak to anyone who has any information about who might be responsible, as we remain committed to bringing them to justice.”
If your car was targeted or you can help, please contact Surrey Police on 101, quoting crime reference number 45170015352 for the Godalming offences or 45170015878 for the Farncombe offences, or by submitting an online report via the Surrey Police website: https://surrey.police.uk/contact-us/report-online/
Alternatively, if you do not wish to leave your name, call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.