Parked police cars' tyres slashed in act of cruel vandalism in Woking

Parked police cars have had their tyres slashed, and an inspector has slammed those responsible in what he described as an act of cruel vandalism. A video and photos emerged showing a line of Surrey Police vehicles with all of their front tyres deflated. The row of five emergency vehicles included police vans, a car, and a truck.

They were parked in designated police bays opposite the multi-storey car park in Victoria Way, near Woking’s council offices, when they were targeted by vandals in the early hours of Friday (August 16). Police cars seen parked inside the multi-storey car park were not damaged.

‘Wanton vandalism’: Police have condemned those responsible

Surrey Police has condemned those responsible, with Woking neighbourhood commander, detective inspector Andy Greaves, saying: “I’d ask the person who did this to consider the devastating consequences of a police car, being driven at high speed to respond to a life or death incident, losing control as a result of their actions. Thankfully we carried out a full check before we used the vehicles, and the damage was spotted before they were driven.   

“This wanton vandalism hinders our ability to respond quickly and protect the public of Surrey.

We are pursuing every possible line of enquiry to find those responsible and bring them to justice.”

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In March, the force announced Woking and Reigate police stations were to close as part of plans to relocate its headquarters from Mount Browne in Guildford to Leatherhead after buying a 10-acre site for GBP20.5 million.

Anyone with any information or who knows who is responsible should call police on 101 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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