Car owners’ anger after vandal damages more than 100 vehicles

A scratched Dacia Logan MCV, one of over 100 cars targeted by a vandal in Queen Street, Buckland, Portsmouth
A scratched Dacia Logan MCV, one of over 100 cars targeted by a vandal in Queen Street, Buckland, Portsmouth

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CAR owners have told of their anger after a rampaging vandal scratched more than 100 vehicles along one street in Portsmouth.

A man ran along Queens Road in Buckland, just before 8am yesterday morning, shouting in a foreign language, scratching cars with a key.

It is believed that he then ran into Copnor Road and headed north.

Sandra Voysey, of Queens Road, had her car scratched during the incident.

She said: ‘I’m very angry about it.

‘Why would someone do something like this?

‘This will cost drivers down the street hundreds of pounds. I hope they catch him quickly.’

Emma Molloy, also of Queens Road said: ‘I was so surprised when I saw the damage on the car.

‘You’d think it would have happened in the middle of the night but the fact that it happened so early in the morning means that somebody must have seen him.

‘Unfortunately, we didn’t hear anything, but we’re just perplexed because it was such an odd thing for somebody to do.’

Police officers conducted house-to-house enquiries yesterday and left letters on damaged vehicles, asking for owners to contact them.

Another resident of Queens Road, who did not wish to be named said: ‘I’ve lived on this street for 20 years and cars have always been keyed.

‘It’s because cars park so close to one another down here.’

Her views were shared by another resident who said that damage to cars was a ‘consistent problem’ along the street.

The resident, who did not wish to be named said: ‘It is absolutely ridiculous.

‘Something really needs to be done about it.’

If you’ve had a vehicle damaged, please call 101 to report it, quoting 44160256465.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call 101.