Neighbours wake to find rampaging vandals have trashed 15 vehicles

CAR-MAGEDDON! Neighbours wake to find rampaging vandals have trashed 15 VEHICLES in their suburban street

  • Yobs went on a bizarre rampage in Platt Lane in Fallowfield, south Manchester
  • Shattered glass was left strewn across the street after the overnight vandalism
  • Police are investigating after windows were smashed and wing mirrors broken

Residents on a south Manchester street woke to find a scene of devastation after vandals had trashed 15 cars in a mindless wrecking spree.

Yobs went on a rampage on Platt Lane in Fallowfield as people slept, smashing windows, breaking wing mirrors and kicking doors. 

Shattered glass was left strewn across the street – and people’s possessions were snatched from their cars.

Residents had to tape bin bags over their smashed windows as they set about cleaning the mess.

Residents on a south Manchester street woke to find a scene of devastation in Fallowfield

Yobs went on a rampage on Platt Lane in Fallowfield as people slept, smashing windows, breaking wing mirrors and kicking doors

Lauren Wilkes, 20, went outside on Wednesday morning to find her Renault Scenic had been targeted.

‘I woke up and went out to my car as usual before work and one of the windows had been properly smashed through,’ she said.

‘I was obviously quite upset because I knew it would be an expensive thing to fix.

‘I thought it was just my vehicle, but then I looked around I saw a girl taping her car windows up with bin liners.

‘They had put all of her windows through too.

‘When I walked down the road there must have been eight or nine cars with their windows smashed. Whoever did it must have gone up and down the street smashing them all in.


Shattered glass was left strewn across the street – and people’s possessions were snatched from their cars following the rampage overnight

One resident said ‘whoever did it must have gone up and down the street smashing them all in’

Windows were smashed after vandals trashed 15 cars in an overnight wrecking spreee

‘People who lived down the road had things stolen from their cars.

‘Then a load of empty bags and other items were found dumped in Platt Fields. We think they’d taken what they wanted and then left all the empty bags in the park.

‘We’re all annoyed because now most of us are left with big bills to pay for the damaged windows.’

Lauren, who works at a student letting agents, said the crime was reported to police.

The vandals are said to have stolen lighting equipment worth £400 from one car and a bag from another.

Lauren Wilkes, 20, was one of the Platt Lane residents whose car window smashed in the wrecking spree. Her Renault Scenic was damaged.

A Mini, a Fiat and a Polo were among the other cars damaged.

Police were called to the scene at 7.30am on Wednesday and an investigation is continuing, according to a spokeswoman for Greater Manchester Police.

Officers were at first called to reports that six cars had been damaged but more reports of damage vehicles were reported later. 

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