Spate of Hitchin wing mirror vandalism prompts police appeal

Police have appealed for information about the spate of car vandalism in Hitchin.

Police have appealed for information about the spate of car vandalism in Hitchin. - Credit: Archant

At least five cars have had their wing mirrors damaged in a spate of criminal vandalism in Hitchin – and police have now appealed for witnesses.

The vandalism happened between Friday, September 8, and Thursday, September 14. Officers appealed for information yesterday evening.

In Brampton Park Road, a blue Vauxhall Astra was targeted twice between 6pm on September 8 and 9am on Monday, September 11 – the crime reference number is G1/17/2802.

Elsewhere in Brampton Park Road, between 2pm on September 8 and 7am on Sunday, September 10, a black Ford Focus was vandalised – the crime reference number is G1/17/2810.

In Ickleford’s Greenfield Avenue, someone damaged a blue Nissan Micra between 5.24pm and 5.30pm on Tuesday, September 12 – the crime reference number is G1/17/2809.

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Back in Hitchin, a blue Nissan Micra was attacked at the Leon Howman Cars showroom in Queen Street between 6pm and 9pm on Wednesday, September 13 – the crime reference number is G1/17/2817.

Finally, between 2pm on September 11 and 8am on September 14, someone damaged a red Mazda in Oughton Head Way – the crime reference number is G1/17/2818.

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PC Anthony Fletcher, who is investigating, said: “I am appealing for witnesses who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area between the times stated to get in touch.

“I would urge motorists to fold the wing mirrors in when their vehicle is not in use to help prevent similar damage being caused to your vehicle.”

Anyone with information is should contact PC Fletcher on 101, quoting the relevant crime reference number, or report information at

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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