Castletown car vandalism inquiry: £1,000 reward offered for information

Castletown Square The majority of the 38 vehicles received damage to wing mirrors and wiper blades

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Police are offering a reward of up to £1,000 to help convict vandals who, in one night, damaged 38 cars in the Isle of Man.

Tens of thousands of pounds of damage was caused to vehicles by vandals in Castletown in the early hours of 29 November.

The majority of cars received damage to wing mirrors and wiper blades and a number of tyres were punctured.

Sgt Andy Kneen said the incident had caused "upset and misery".

Damage was reported in Janet's Corner, Bowling Green Road, Smetana Close, Athol Terrace, Malew Street and The Crofts.

'Clearly unacceptable'

Police said witnesses reported seeing three men in their teens or early twenties causing damage to one vehicle around 03:00 GMT.

They were described as slim or athletic in build and wearing dark clothing with hoods over their heads.

A police spokesman said the damage was likely to be in the "tens of thousands of pounds".

Isle of Man Crimestoppers' Phil O'Shea said he hoped the reward would "encourage someone to come forward".

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