Tyres slashed as vandals continue to plague street

Frustrated residents have made a desperate plea for help after a spate of vandalism that has seen car tyres slashed and wing mirrors booted off.

An increase in anti-social behaviour and mindless criminal damage has been reported on Richmond Hill in Truro, the hill that leads to the city’s railway station.

One of those affected was Amie Rishworth Hunter, 20, who had all four of her tyres slashed between 10:30pm on Sunday and 8am on Monday.

She said: “On Monday morning I found them slashed along with key marks on every panel of my car. The new set cost £195 and that night it was just my car that had been damaged.

“It made me angry but more upset as I haven’t had my car very long and to wake up to that wasn’t great. I take my brothers and sister home on a Monday but couldn’t go anywhere as all four tyres were slashed.

“It’s so frustrating not knowing who did it. This has to stop and the main worry is that it’s going to happen again.”

Sadly, Amie isn’t the only person who has suffered at the hands of the vandals.

Hayley West and her partner have witnessed the damage first hand.

She said: “We live on Richmond Hill and are having real trouble with vandalism.

Richmond Hill, Truro
Richmond Hill, Truro

“Between my partner and I we have seen about six different cars with their wing mirrors kicked off. This usually happens at night and when we return to our cars in the morning to go to work you can see the damage.

“We moved in a year ago and noticed the wing mirrors when walking up the hill. It has continued to happen and my fiancé’s vehicle was also damaged, he was livid. Lots of cars have also been scratched.

“I feel it might be kids walking to the train station. What makes it even more annoying is that the road is permitted and we pay to park on the road.”

Devon and Cornwall Police has been approached for comment. If anyone has any information they can contact police on 101.

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