Two arrests after car tyres are slashed in Southsea

A police car parked outside Catherine House in Stanhope Road, Portsmouth, earlier tonight. Picture: Byron Melton

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TWO people have been arrested after scores of cars had their tyres slashed in Southsea.

A 29-year-old man from Southsea and a 13-year-old boy have been arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage following the incident on Christmas eve.

As reported, residents of Festing Road and the adjoining Festing Grove woke to find their vehicles had been attacked.

They believe vandals struck around 50 cars parked along the roads during the early hours of that morning.

It meant people were held up getting to work and travelling to see relatives, and had to call for help.

The AA helped fit spare tyres while other motorists with more than one punctured tyre had to order new ones.

The pair have been bailed until March 9, pending further enquiries.