Vandals smash 14 vehicles with baseball bat in mindless Ipswich spree

The wing mirror on Ginny Long's car, which was damaged in the vandalism spree Picture: GINNY LONG

The wing mirror on Ginny Long's car, which was damaged in the vandalism spree Picture: GINNY LONG - Credit: GINNY LONG

Police are searching for one or more suspects who leaned out of a car window and hit 14 parked vehicles with a bat in a late night vandalism spree.

The vandalism spree began on Dumbarton Road in Ipswich Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

The vandalism spree began on Dumbarton Road in Ipswich Picture: GOOGLE MAPS - Credit: GOOGLE MAPS

The incident happened sometime between 11.15pm on Sunday, September 23 and the early hours of Monday, September 24.

It is reported that one or more suspects travelled in a silver estate car, possibly in convoy with another vehicle, along Dumbarton Road, Sidegate Lane, Dales View Road, Rushmere Road and Humber Doucy Lane, leaning out of the window and using what is described as a baseball bat to damage parked vehicles.

A total of 14 vehicles are reported to have sustained damage to wing mirrors.

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Ginny Long's car was damaged by the vandals Picture: GINNY LONG

Ginny Long's car was damaged by the vandals Picture: GINNY LONG - Credit: GINNY LONG

One of the victims was Ginny Long, who had her car’s wing mirror smashed by the vandals.


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With a newborn baby in tow, she said the cost of repairs could pile extra stress on her family.

Witnesses or anybody with relevant dash-cam footage are asked to call police on 101 quoting reference 37/54844/18. Alternatively, people can contact the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Did you see what happened on Sunday night? Has your car also been damaged by these vandals? Get in touch by email and let us know.

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