Appeal for information – Criminal damage, Sefton


Detectives in Sefton have arrested two people following a number of incidents of criminal damage against cars on Monday night.

The first incident took place just before 10pm, when officers were called to Sankey Road, Maghull to reports a Ford Fiesta had been in collision with a wall. There was no-one injured during this incident and officers believe the car was damaged by a second vehicle.

A short time later, just after 10pm, officers received a report that a BMW, parked on Dodds Lane, Maghull, had also been damaged by another car. Again no-one was in the car at the time and no-one was injured.

At around 10.15pm on Sherwoods Lane, Fazakerley a third car was damaged, again this appeared to have been damaged by another vehicle whilst it was empty.

Officers were then called to Whitefield Drive, Kirkby at around 10.55pm to reports a Ford Fiesta had fireworks thrown at it. No damage was caused to the vehicle and no-one was injured.

The final incident took place at around 11.40pm, officers were called to reports of a Ford Kuga being set alight on Satinwood Crescent, Melling. No-one was injured during the incident but extensive damage was caused to the car.

At this stage detectives are treating all five incidents as linked and believe them to be targeted. Enquiries are on-going at this time – crime scene investigators have been in attendance at each of the scenes, CCTV is being sought from across the area and house to house enquiries are on-going.

Detective Inspector Jimmy Belmar said: “We are appealing for anyone who was in the area of any of these incidents to come forward. A car being deliberately damaged by another car or indeed set alight, is going to make some noise and I’m sure if you saw or heard anything suspicious you’d remember it.

“Thankfully no-one was injured during these incidents, but this could have been more serious, especially the incidents where the cars have been fire damaged.

“We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who saw a Ford Kuga or a Mercedes car in the areas where the incidents took place. Anyone with any information, no matter how small, is asked to contact Sefton CID on 0151 777 3823 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”


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