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Police in Long Eaton appeal for witnesses after a series of tyre slashings in the town

Posted on 2nd October 2017
Long Eaton damaged tyres

Our officers from the Long Eaton Safer Neighbourhood Team are appealing for witnesses after eight cars had their tyres slashed in an area of the town. 

The incidents happened over two nights between Tuesday, September 26 and Thursday, September 28 on the following streets: Hawthorne Avenue, Myrtle Avenue, Wyvern Avenue, Lynden Avenue and Manchester Street. 

Sergeant Damien Shannon, who is in charge of the team, said: “The attacks seem to be completely without motive and acts of pure vandalism. 

“Hundreds of pounds have had to be spent by the victims replacing the tyres and so we would urge anyone who saw anything suspicious or knows anything about the attacks to make contact with the team. 

“We have been completing house to house enquiries in the streets affected but would also ask if anyone has any private CCTV, that they check it for the nights concerned and give us a call should they find anything suspicious.” 

If you think you can help the team contact them on 101 quoting reference number 17000415453. Alternatively send them a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website here.

You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting


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