September 24th, 2016

Police appeal as van has brakes cut on Sainsbury’s car park

Police appeal as van has brakes cut on Sainsbury’s car park Police appeal as van has brakes cut on Sainsbury’s car park
Updated: 3:17 pm, Aug 05, 2015

Police are appealing for witnesses after the brake hoses of a campervan parked on Sainsbury’s car park in Redditch were sliced through.

The incident happened between 2.45pm-3pm last Friday, (July 31) after a 64 year-old man parked his grey campervan in the supermarket’s car park, entered the store and returned to his vehicle about 10 minutes later.

He reversed his vehicle out of the space and discovered that the brakes weren’t working. He then noticed that a large amount of fluid was on the road, having come from his vehicle.

The vehicle has been examined and professionals have confirmed that the brake cables had been cut whilst parked at Sainsbury’s. Police believe this is a random act, and the store has had no other reports of similar incidents.

Police would like to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time, in particular a tall white man described as in his mid to late 20s, with a close shaven hair cut and a local accent, possibly with a navy blue ‘old type’ car.

Police would also like to hear from anyone who may have seen anyone tampering with the vehicle, by calling police on 101 and quoting incident number 611S of July 31.

Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or visiting the website .

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