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Locks damaged in Wallsend

09 Jan 2017 12:07 PM

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a number of door locks in Wallsend were super glued.

The incidents happened overnight between 10pm on Saturday, January 7, and 12.05pm on Sunday, January 8. Offenders super glued the locks of doors of six address on Park View and one in Vine Street, all in Wallsend.

The offenders in each case made off unseen.

Neighbourhood Inspector Mark Storey said: "This sort of mindless vandalism causes great upset to residents and leaves them with having to sort out the mess to their locks which is expensive, time consuming and inconvenient.

"We want to find the people who are responsible for this criminal damage and make sure they are dealt with appropriately.

"If anyone has any information about these incidents or who is responsible we'd urge them to contact us."

Police are appealing for witnesses, anyone who was in the area and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious, is asked to contact police.

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting reference number 387 of 08/01/17 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.