Sussex

Sussex Police vehicles deliberately damaged

Six marked police vehicles have been deliberately damaged while parked at police headquarters in East Sussex.

The two CCTV vans, a Land Rover and three general purpose cars were tampered with between 31 October and 7 November in Church Lane, Lewes.

Sussex Police said they were taken in for repair after warning lights for the automatic braking system wiring were displayed on the dashboards.

However, a spokeswoman said the brakes were still functioning.

Insp Jonathan Greetham, from the Lewes Neighbourhood Response Team, added that inquiries were ongoing to try to find out who was responsible.

"Fortunately, no-one has been hurt but malicious tampering with any vehicle could have devastating consequences, not only for the driver, their passengers but also members of the public, if an accident were to occur."

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