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136 vehicles damaged and 8 arrested following criminal damage in Wycombe

| March 9, 2015

Police Light - 2014-03-22

An appeal for information has been launched by Thames Valley Police after 136 vehicles have been subjected to criminal damage in the Booker, Castlefield and Sands areas since Tuesday 3rd March 2015.

So far eight people have been arrested and extra police patrols have been put in place in the town during the weekend and will continue in the coming days.

Chief Inspector Rebecca Mears, deputy commander of Wycombe LPA, said: ‘I would like to reassure the public that we are putting appropriate measures in place to tackle the ongoing criminal damage in Wycombe.

Eight people have been arrested in connection with these incidents and enquiries are ongoing.

At the weekend additional patrols were put in place and we will continue to utilise additional resources going forward.

We are aware residents are concerned about their vehicles and know the community does not condone this senseless damage.

We would urge members of the public to liaise with police to put a stop to this behaviour.

It is vital that local people report suspicious behaviour or incidents to the police straight away.

In addition if anyone is made aware of videos or photographs on social media relating to these incidents then please call us.

If anyone has any information, we ask that they call 101 or if you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

Eight people from High Wycombe have been arrested and released on police bail until Monday 20th April 2015.

Those arrested are all male and include a 17 year old boy, men aged 19, 22, 26, 27 and two 19 year olds.

Thames Valley Police are appealing for anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency always dial 999.

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