Sixteen cars damaged
Police have released a description of a car they believe was
involved in a series of damages to 16 cars in one night in Layer De
All of the vehicles are believed to have been damaged just
before 5am on Sunday, May 23. The majority were parked in the New
Pc Mel Wilson explained: “We are looking to speak to the driver
of a black Mitsubishi van – either an Animal or Warrior – which had
"We believe there were two young men in the vehicle, and that one
of them was hanging out of the window with a baseball bat, striking
the cars as they drove along.
“This is completely mindless damage and has been carried out
with absolutely no thought whatsoever for the owners of the
vehicles and the residents who live nearby.
"Most of the vehicles’ front or rear windscreens were smashed, and
a large number of them have also been damaged in other ways,
including dents to the bodywork, and wing mirrors ripped off. We’ve
estimated that the total cost of repairing the vehicles will be
“I am keen to hear from anyone who has any information about
this incident. The two men are described as being in their 20s and
of slim build. Do you recognise the description of the car? Did you
hear or see anything suspicious that night? Please get in touch,
all calls will be dealt with in confidence.”
Pc Wilson can be contacted at Tiptree police station on 0300 333
4444 or anonymously on Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.