Investigation launched after 30 cars vandalised

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An investigation has been launched after more than 30 cars were vandalised in Forfar in the early hours of Friday morning.

Around £10,000 worth of damage, due to slashed tyres, is thought to have been caused to vehicles parked in The Greens car park as well as Wellbraehead, Bell Place, Goosecroft, Queen Street and Green Street.

Some vehicles had up to four tyres damaged.

Police are keen to trace a man seen acting suspiciously in the area of Green Street car park at around 1.20 a.m. on Friday in connection with the incident. He is described as being about 6 feet tall, and at the time was wearing a black bomber jacket and black jeans and was last seen in the area of Wellbraehead.

Inspector Ally Robertson said: “This further instance of vandalism in Angus is an appalling crime and I urge anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious to contact us.

“Many of those affected by this morning’s damage rely on their vehicles to travel to work, take their children to school, attend appointments, visit relatives – any number of reasons which will now be completely disrupted. No doubt the unnecessary expense of repairing the damage caused will also have a substantial impact on individuals and families alike.

“Officers will be making extensive enquiries into this incident to trace the person responsible, if you have any information please get in contact.”

Anyone who was in the area at the time and saw or heard any suspicious persons or activity is urged to contact Police Scotland on 101. Alternatively information can be passed via the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.