A number of cars in Westbourne Road, Penarth, were deliberately damaged by vandals last night in a second successive wave of Saturday-night criminal violence.
It’s not known exactly how many cars were attacked, as some vehicles are thought to have been moved by their owners after the damage to them was discovered at first light this morning.
Some cars had had their drivers’ door windows smashed in, others sustained not only broken windows but broken electric mirrors. The road was strewn with broken glass.
It’s now come to light that this is the second successive Saturday-night attack on cars parked in Westbourne Road .Three cars were attacked and damaged in this same street a week ago.
As yet there has been no comment from South Wales Police but one local resident is calling for an end to the Labour run Vale of Glamorgan Council’s policy of so-called “part-night lighting” in the area which means that street lights are turned off at oo:20 . A lack of police patrols is also being blamed .
This year South Wales Police – which is run by a Labour Party Police and Crime Commissioner Alun Michael – increased the police precept (the levy added to Council Tax to pay for police services) by an inflation-busting 5% .