Tyre Slasher Wreaks Havoc
Tyres feature strongly in this week’s UK news but for once it is news we could do without. More than a hundred cars in Gornal, north west of Birmingham, have had their tyres slashed by a young man – described as a ‘yob’ by local media – wielding a power drill.
Residents awoke to find their cars sitting on wheel rims after the attack, and many are now facing hundreds of pounds in repair bills. Those affected include a disabled person whose car, with mobility stickers prominently displayed, had all four tyres slashed.
A man aged around 25 was spotted at work with the drill at four o’clock in the morning, but he evaded capture in the subsequent pursuit.