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Police vehicles attacked with pick axe handle in Chesham

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Two police vehicles and two other cars have been damaged by an offender with a pick axe handle in Chesham.

On Tuesday 11th April 2017, at around 9.50pm, a man was seen walking on Broad Street, Chesham towards the police station. The man entered the rear yard of the police station with what is believed to be a pick axe handle.

The windscreen of a police Vauxhall Corsa parked inside the yard was damaged by the offender using the pick axe handle. The man then approached a police Vauxhall Vivaro van parked in a bay and struck the windscreen of the van twice.

A white Ford Fiesta, parked near to the van, was then stuck twice before the man damaged the windscreen of a red Hyundai parked in the next bay.

The offender left via the back yard of the Police station and was seen walking along Broad Street, towards Higham Road. Shortly after the incident took place the man was spotted near to the junction of Higham Road.

Thames Valley Police have launched an investigation into the incident. Investigating officers are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who may have seen a white Flatbed vehicle travelling from the Berkhamstead Road towards the junction of Higham Road. This vehicle is believed to have driven past the police station towards the town centre and officers believe the occupants may have vital information which could help the investigation.

PC Scott Lear, based at Amersham Police Station, said: ‘A thorough investigation is now under way and we are appealing directly to the community to help us bring the person responsible to justice.

Damaging police vehicles is a mindless act which puts them temporarily out of action whilst they undergo repairs.

We are determined to locate and identify the offender. If you have any information regarding this incident please call the Thames Valley Police 24-hour enquiry centre on 101, quoting incident reference 43170105707.

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