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Damage to Motor Vehicles

Vehicles Damaged

Car crime pic

West Mercia Police have received reports of two vehicles being damaged overnight from Saturday 10th August 2019 to Sunday 11th August 2019.

The vehicles, a Vauxhall Astra and Citroen van, were parked in Abbey Road and Orchard Road respectively, when damaged was caused to their wing mirrors. The Astra sustained further damage to a rear passenger window and windscreen.

Police are appealing to witnesses who may've been in the area at the time. If you are able to assist with any information, please call 101 and quote the references: 0265S 110819 (Abbey Road) 0213S 110819 (Orchard Road)

Most vehicle crime is opportunistic and happens as a result of a vehicle being left vulnerable or unsecured. You can help us prevent opportunist thieves from striking by following these tips.

  • Never leave anything on show in your vehicle.
  • Take your sat nav and audio equipment with you.
  • Remove the sat nav cradle and wipe away the suction marks.
  • Never leave the car with the engine running or the keys in the ignition.
  • Fit self-locking screws to prevent number plates being stolen.
  • Always lock your car and fully close windows and the sunroof.
  • Fit anti-theft devices to steering wheels, fuel caps and wheels.
  • Park in well-lit areas or secure car parks.
  • Never leave your mobile phone behind.
  • Don't store items in the boot, take them with you.
  • Don't put the stereo in the glove box.



Published 12/08/19