Police seek help into spate of vandalism on cars in Ripon
Aug 7, 2023
Sgt Jeff Peel (right) is pictured with police community support officer Jack Gudger on Ripon Market Square

North Yorkshire Police is seeking assistance from the public following a spate of vandal attacks on vehicles in Ripon car parks and on residential streets.

Over the past week, cars have been deliberately damaged in the Cathedral and Morrisons car parks in the city, as well as on Quarry Moor Lane and Oak Road.

The vandalism, which has been reported on social media, has ranged from the smashing of windscreens to attacks on bodywork, windscreen wipers and mirrors.

Yesterday  (Sunday) members of the Harrogate Outer policing team were on Ripon Market Square to promote the North Yorkshire Community Messaging service and, while there, Sgt Jeff Peel, told the Stray Ferret:

“We’ve had a number of people who have given us information that may be helpful in our on-going investigations into the recent vandalism incidents.

“We would urge anybody else who feels they can help to contact us in confidence.”

Anybody with information about the attacks or other suspicious behaviour that that they have witnessed, can call 101 or report online via www.northyorkshire.police.uk.

The North Yorkshire Community Messaging service, provides another means for the public to help in the fight against crime and those who sign up for it will receive localised  email alerts about events, crime appeals and safety advice.

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