Residents now taking to Long Stratton streets in bid to cleanup screws
A group of residents in Long Stratton are taking to the streets at night to clear hundreds and thousands of screws being left on road junctions in their village.
Police had urged drivers to be vigilant after a number of motorists had reported punctures earlier this month. Screws had been found in Manor Road and Flowerpot Lane, and on the A140 at the junction of St Michael’s Road and Swan Lane.
Joanna Toll, a resident of Suffield Close, said the problem had been going on for about three weeks.
“It is pretty widespread on all of the road junctions,” she said.
“The residents are going out in force at night and they are picking up hundreds and thousands of screws.
“It is definitely malicious because they were cleared last Monday night and they were all back again the following night.
“There are people who have suffered punctures.
“It is extremely inconvenient.
“Everyone is a bit nervous to go out.
“You cannot drive and keep looking down at the road to see if there are any shiny objects.”
Some have posted on social media they are choosing to shop away from the village to avoid potentially damaging their tyres.
A spokesperson for the police said: “Police are investigating further incidents of screws being placed in the roads in the Long Stratton area.
“We are appealing for anyone who may have information to contact officers at Long Stratton Police Station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”
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