Police investigate damage to vehicles

NEIGHBOURHOOD police officers are investigating a series of complaints that vehicles and an ambulance have been damaged in two Eastbourne roads.

Motor vehicles in Dursley Road and neighbouring Winchcombe Road have been targeted in recent months and damage caused to wing mirrors, windscreenwipers and paintwork scratched.

Last week an ambulance was damaged and had to be taken out of service and staff at Eastbourne Motoring Centre at the bottom of Whitley Road bridge have also suffered.

Mark Lambird, at the centre, told the Herald, “This is an ongoing problem with members of staff frequently having their cars vandalised.”

Police officers are now increasing patrols in the area and urging any members of the public or local residents to come forward with information as to who may be responsible.

Sergeant Gareth Evans said, “We are encouraging motorists to take reasonable precautions to minimise any damage by folding in mirrors and parking considerately.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Sussex Police on 0845 60 70 999 or anonymously call crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.