Attacks on parked vehicles in Tadcaster and villages

Thousands of pounds of damage has been caused to parked vehicles in Tadcaster and surrounding villages.

Friday, 7th May 2021, 10:05 am

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said that in the early hours of Thursday May 6, a large number vehicles parked on the roadside had their windscreens smashed and other damage caused totalling thousands of pounds in value.

“It appears that offenders have likely travelled between York and Tadcaster in a vehicle damaging vehicles in various villages as they passed through in a senseless spree of destruction,” said the spokesman.

“Reports of damaged vehicle have been received from Copmanthorpe, Bishopthorpe, Appleton Roebuck, Oxton, Colton, and Tadcaster but it is likely that other vehicles have been damaged that have not yet been discovered by the victims.

“We recognise that vehicles are often one of the most expensive items people own and are a necessity for day to day life in rural areas so we have a number of officers investigating these offences.

“We are appealing to the community for any information that would assist us in our investigation.”

They added: “If you live in these areas we ask that you check your vehicles for damage as many vehicles have had rocks thrown at them but less noticeable damage caused where the rock has hit body panels instead of glass.”

Police also asked that residents check their CCTV, dashcams and Ring doorbells in the area for any suspicious activity between midnights at 4am, particularly any vehicles passing that looked out of place.

Anyone with information should contact North Yorkshire Police on phone 101, quoting reference number 12210112407

Also reports of damage can be made to the force website.