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Investigation Starts After Spate Of Tyre Slashings

Monday March 10 2014


South Yorkshire Police South Yorkshire Police


AN INVESTIGATION is underway after more than a dozen vehicles had their tyres slashed in the Hoyland and Blacker Hill areas of Barnsley.

The first damages occurred overnight on February 23 when five cars were targeted.

Five nights later, 12 more vehicles were attacked in the same way. The offender targeted cars and vans on Green Street, Barber Street, Stead Lane, West Street, Greenside and Elm Street in Hoyland.

Inspector Simon Leake, of the Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: "We are working hard to identify the culprit and would ask anyone with information about any of these attacks to get in touch with the police and help us help those victims who have had their vehicles damaged.

"We will continue to work closely with the community and schools to raise awareness of the crimes."

Anyone with information should contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting reference number 109 of February 24, 2014. Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Reply Posted by bananas on Monday March 10 2014 at 13:48
when they find who as done all this damage. they should be whipped in public. it would stop all thia vandalism. just saying like.

Reply Posted by Anon on Monday March 10 2014 at 13:54
That's a bit extreme bananas! Public humiliation and death! Being named and shamed and made to cover all the damages as well as apologies and some community service would be enough to put off the offenders maybe ? Getting sick of these people thinking it's ok to just touch and damage things that don't belong to them in the first place!

Reply Posted by bananas on Monday March 10 2014 at 14:12
trouble is when they are caught, they get fined, they pay there fine back at £1 a week maybe. if there giro comes through. community service is just a joke. they throw sickys. they no to system inside out. also as 4 being named and shamed. do you really think they are bothered about that.

Reply Posted by julie j (hoyland) on Monday March 10 2014 at 14:20
My daughter nd alot of my friends had there cars done,name nd shame nlet the victims get hold of em get what they deserve nd more.

Reply Posted by Cheese on Monday March 10 2014 at 14:52
I was one of the people that had their tyres slashed n naming n shaming them is not enough. I work all wk to pay for my family, my home and my car. £200 straight out of my wage on tyres is nearly a wks wage gone and like most people we live wk to wk and have no savings.
They deserve everything they get

Reply Posted by Clare on Monday March 10 2014 at 15:50
I did see postings last night that the culprit was named! Whether it's just here say?? They need reprimanding big time!

Reply Posted by Suzy Q on Monday March 10 2014 at 16:43
Clare who was the named person

Reply Posted by Jules on Monday March 10 2014 at 21:01
Little sh*ts need their hands chopping off like they do in the Middle East! That'd deter a lot of crime like this!!

Reply Posted by izzy on Monday March 10 2014 at 21:52
The nasty sod or sods. People work hard to pay for their cars and vehicles. WHY do they do these things. What is it that triggers these acts on vehicles. Is it REVENGE of some kind. My mind boggles. Should let the owners of the property have some time with the person or persons responsible. See what that does.

Reply Posted by Paul murphy on Tuesday March 11 2014 at 01:31
Necklacking that's what the excrement want, and do the liberals that say " oh that's a bit extreme"
Next thing one of these imberciles will finish up killing someone like that waste of space sindal!
Ps necklacking is where you throw a petrol soaked tyre over there head and light it :-)

Reply Posted by Rad on Tuesday March 11 2014 at 03:13
Only thing will happen is that you will get a bleeding crime number ....sod that prison rules ..!!!

Reply Posted by Rubydoo on Tuesday March 11 2014 at 09:26
Something has got to be done when the offender is caught, first thing that springs to mind is chop their hands off, but failing that, they must be named, shamed, locked up and fined.
If something isn't done people want to take the law into their own hands and who can blame them.

Reply Posted by rainbow on Tuesday March 11 2014 at 10:46
Perhaps if the police spent more time patrolling the streets at night much of this type of crime would not take place. The chances of being caught by the police these days is virtually nil.!!!

Reply Posted by cp on Thursday March 13 2014 at 12:23
i live on hoyland common. i have been in the house just over a year now and my car has been vandalised 3 times on seperate occasions. the police did come out and couldnt do much as they couldnt prove who had done it. On one occasion there were 10 cars on our street all damaged. on the final occasion a policewoman came to the address and point blanc told me that it was most likely a close neighbour of mine and his "crew" but they could not prove it and even if they could because they were under 16 they would only get a slap on the wrist and if i did attempt to claim the damages back it would cost me more in my time to do that and even if i won he would pay me back £1 per week.
it seems to me that there is absolutely no deterrent for criminals and the victims end up picking up the pieces with no help. i dont blame the police i blame the justice system. (if thats the correct name).



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