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Vandals damage dozens of cars in Margate, Westgate and Birchington.

More than 30 cars have been attacked in a shocking spate of vandalism in Thanet.

The vehicles, which suffered smashed windscreens and windows, were targeted in Margate, Westgate and Birchington last night.

Car windows have been smashed (stock photo)
Car windows have been smashed (stock photo)

Thousands of pounds worth of damage has been caused and now police are appealing for CCTV and dashcam footage which might help their investigation.

The cars were parked in streets including Epple Bay Road, Cross Road, Sea Road and Sussex Gardens in Birchington; Cuthbert Road, Roxburgh Road, Rowena Road and Sea Road in Westgate and Tyson Avenue and Royal Esplanade in Margate.

Officers are treating the incident as linked and have been carrying out house to house enquiries and speaking to owners.

Sergeant Steve Moat of Thanet Community Safety Unit said: "It is not acceptable to have your property and belongings damaged in this way and we will look to identify those responsible and take action against them.

"If you believe your car might have been damaged and you have not yet reported it to police, I would urge you to do so it can be investigated.

"We are appealing for residents to check their own home CCTV systems and dashcam devices installed in vehicles – particularly if you were either driving along those roads between 7pm and midnight on Monday, October 28 or parked overnight."

Anyone who say amyone acting suspiciously in any of the areas, should call police on 01843 222289 quoting 28-1626.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or using the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org

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