A reader living in the Commonside/Friezland Lane area of Shire Oak has been in touch with me asking to share with readers that he had his van windscreen smashed by vandals this evening (28th January 2015) at about 8:35pm as the van was parked outside his house.
The reader informs me this is not the first such incident in the locality; there were two others nearby on Monday night and this seems to be a recurring problem. To the best of my knowledge nothing was actually stolen in any of the incidents, but serious damage was caused.
CCTV footage is apparently being obtained, and if it shows anything useful I’ll post it up here as soon as I know.
The police are involved and I’d ask anyone with information to contact them, no matter how trivial you think it may be. It could, after all, be your motor next.
Anyone with information is urged to contact West Midlands Police by dialling 101 or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.