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Vandal attacks woman and damages cars
9:30am Monday 9th July 2012 in Echo News
A VANDAL went on a crime spree, attacking a defenceless woman and damaging scores of cars.
The man launched a vicious attack on a female resident, punching her in the shoulder. Luckily she did not sustain serious injuries and did not need medical treatment.
He also smashed wing mirrors off cars parked along Guildford Road in Southend as well as scratching paintwork during the hour-long rampage.
A total of 12 cars were wrecked following the attack, which happened on May 7 between 7pm and 8pm.
Investigating officer, PC Ann Bush, said: “We believe this man had been inside a local pub before he committed this crime spree.
“He was just seen to be kicking off wing mirrors and damaging paintwork to nearly a dozen vehicles which had been parked on the road at the time.
“We have absolutely no idea as to why he did this, but he needs to be identified and arrested.”
The man is described as black, in his 20s, about 6ft 2ins tall, of slim build and wearing dark clothing at the time.
Anyone with information is asked to call officers at Southend police station on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.