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Two arrests after 50 cars damaged in Thanet and Faversham

Two arrests have been made as part of an investigation into reports of criminal damage to 50 vehicles in Thanet and Faversham.

Police received about 50 reports of criminal damage caused to the windscreens and windows of parked vehicles in Margate, Westgate-on-Sea, Birchington and Faversham.

Two arrests have been made as part of an investigation into reports of criminal damage to 50 cars in Thanet and Faversham. Stock picture
Two arrests have been made as part of an investigation into reports of criminal damage to 50 cars in Thanet and Faversham. Stock picture

The incidents happened overnight between 7pm on Monday, October 28, until the early hours of the following morning.

Two boys from Faversham, aged 16 and 15, were arrested on suspicion of criminal damage on Friday and Saturday last week.

They have both been released on bail until November 22 while inquiries continue.

Sgt Steve Moat from the Thanet community safety unit said: "We would like to thank all those who have responded to our appeal and come forward with information, evidence or CCTV footage to help our inquiries into the damage.

"Due to the similarity in reports, we are currently looking into the possibility the damage to cars in Thanet could be linked with the incidents in Faversham.

"It has been reported the damage was mostly carried out using projectiles such as stones."

If you saw the damage being carried out, or your own car was damaged during that evening and have not yet reported it, call police on 01843 222289 quoting 28-1626.

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