Man arrested after scores of tyres slashed in Stamford Hill
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More than 100 tyres were slashed on 63 vehicles in Stamford Hill during the early hours of Sunday morning, and figures are increasing as more victims realise they have been targeted.
The volunteer Jewish patrol force Shomrim is working with police to identify victims who have been concentrated in in Springfield and Cazenove wards.
Shomrim volunteer, Shulem Stern, said: “Tens of vehicles were targeted, with the trend being Volvos and people-carriers of various makes, which are very popular vehicles amongst the local Jewish community, however at this moment in time, the motive remains unknown.
“Many people have come out and seen their tyre slashed and thought ‘it was just my tyre’, they weren’t aware of the wider scale.
“Once they were aware people were persuaded to report, the reaction was more shock than anything else, if someone has gone around an area which covers two wards and damaged that amount of tyres on that scale, it’s not something that happens every day.”
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Police arrested a 28-year old man on Monday morning in connection with the incidents, and he remains in custody in a north London police station.
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