1.30 pm

Spate of vandalism in Canterbury - slashed tyres and swastika graffiti

The vandalism left on a Lincoln resident's car on Wednesday night. Photo: Supplied
The vandalism left on a Lincoln resident's car on Wednesday night. Photo: Supplied
There has been a spate of vandalism in Canterbury, with a number of vehicles graffitied with swastikas overnight.

A Lincoln resident, who asked to remain anonymous, said she woke up to a car covered in spray paint with slashed tyres.

"I'm very angry. It's really inconvenient because I work in town and to have something that you've worked for get damaged is very frustrating.

"I have reported it to the police and hope they get caught."

Another car that was vandalised in Lincoln overnight. Photo: Supplied
Another car that was vandalised in Lincoln overnight. Photo: Supplied
A second victim of the vandalism made a post on Facebook that attracted 120 likes and more than 50 comments.

Many of the commenters were posting photos of the same act on their own vehicle in the Lincoln area.

At least five people reported the same kind of vandalism in the post.

"My partner's work van in West Belt also got trashed with tags all over," one said.

This car was reportedly vandalised in the Bishopdale area. Photo: Supplied
This car was reportedly vandalised in the Bishopdale area. Photo: Supplied
But it was not just Lincoln residents who were hit by vandalism of their vehicles.

A car in the Bishopdale area was reportedly targeted in the same way with 'FTP' painted on the bonnet.

"Our car was vandalised last night - graffiti and slashed tyres - parked on Wooldridge Road by Nunweek Park," a post on Facebook said.

A police spokesperson said they have also received a report of a vehicle on Hereford St being vandalised with spray paint overnight.

 

 

Advertisement

postanote_header_620_x_80.png

postanote_620_x_25.jpg

Local trusted journalism matters - now more than ever

As the Covid-19 pandemic brings the world into uncharted waters, Star Media journalists and photographers continue to report local stories that matter everyday - yours.

For more than 152 years our journalists have provided Cantabrians with local news that can be trusted. It’s more important now than ever to keep Cantabrians connected.

As our advertising has fallen during the pandemic, support from you our reader is crucial.

You can help us continue to provide local news you can trust simply by becoming a supporter.

Become a Supporter