Teenager arrested after youths target cars in Stevenage in overnight spate of vandalism

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Armed officers called to Arlesey after woman falsely claims she is being held hostage in her home. - Credit: Archant

Wing mirrors were smashed off cars and vehicles were deliberately scratched by vandals in Bedwell Crescent, Stevenage, on Sunday.

Herts police were called shortly after midnight on Saturday after reports that two males were throwing bollards at parked cars in the street.

Officers later arrested a 15-year-old youth at the scene.

He was taken to Stevenage police station and questioned on suspicion of criminal damage before being released on police bail until February 11.

The vandalism included damage to wing mirrors on a black Seat Toledo, damage to the door of a blue Honda Civic and damage to a wing mirrors of a silver Fiat Punto and a white Ford Transit van.

Anyone with information should call Herts police on 101.