Investigation into slashed tyres

An investigation is continuing into the vandalism of 34 cars 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.

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

Isobel Ross, Forfar Community Council chairwoman, said the was shocked at the extent and cost of the damage caused.

She said: “This is shocking and the full cost of that will probably have to come out of owners’ own pockets and it’s an enormous amount for anyone to have created through vandalism.

“The cost to the owners is enormous and they also had to put up with their cars being out of commission.”

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 anonymously via the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.