Appeal for information after cars hit by rocks in Suffolk and Norfolk
Police are appealing for information following a series of incidents of criminal damage to cars being driven on roads between the Suffolk and Norfolk border.
More than 40 cars have been damaged since police received the first report on May 24, along roads in various villages and towns along the A146, A143 and the B1062.
Officers from both Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies have been carrying out a number of overnight patrols and are exploring the possibility that these incidents are linked.
At around 10.15pm on June 6, a car, Audi S3, was being driven along the A143 near Ellingham towards Bungay when the car was hit by what is believed to have been a rock, which had been thrown from another oncoming vehicle.
The rock caused damage to a wing mirror, wind deflector, dented the body and damaged the paint work.
Inspector Jason Selverajah from Norfolk Police said: "These incidents had the potential to cause road traffic collisions and in turn serious injury or damage. All of the incidents have occurred during the evening or overnight when visibility will be reduced for motorists so it is fortunate that no-one has so far been hurt and the damage although, will be costly to victims, has not cost them their lives. Such behaviour is extremely irresponsible, throwing any item into traffic puts lives at risk, and anyone found to be doing so will be firmly dealt with.
"Anyone that is caught throwing objects at vehicles could also personally face a criminal conviction for not only criminal damage but could also result in other offences including, among others, causing danger to other road users.”
Police are also urging motorists to report any incidents as soon as possible with the location of travel and with as much detail as possible to assist with enquiries.
Anyone who has been a victim, or has any information about these incidents or who may have dash-cam footage is asked to contact PC Andy Barkway at Norfolk police on 101.
Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their anonymous online form.
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