Acid attacks on cars in Swanscombe

PUBLISHED: 10:55 22 August 2013 | UPDATED: 10:55 22 August 2013

The Corsa had acid thrown on it in Swanscombe

The Corsa had acid thrown on it in Swanscombe


Vandals have wreaked havoc in Swanscombe after throwing acid over three cars and destroying one’s petrol tank with sugar.

A black Peugeot 206 parked on a driveway in Trebble Road was targeted between 10pm on August 10 and 10am the following day. The owner came out of the house to see the paintwork bubbled and blistered after a substance was tipped over the roof and bonnet, causing around £1,000 damage.

A blue metallic Audi Q5 parked on a nearby driveway in the same road was suffered around £4,000 damage, with the paintwork bubbled and a line melted through the spoiler of the vehicle.

Half a mile away, a silver Vauxhall Corsa parked in a car park in The Grove had liquid poured over it the previous night. It had been parked in the space between 7.30pm on August 9 and 6.30am the following day. Sugar was also poured into the petrol tank, destroying it, with overall damage estimated to be between £1,000 and £2,000.

Investigating officer, Pc Danea Charleston of Kent Police, said: “Causing this sort of damage is malicious and mean-spirited, and has cost these owners thousands of pounds in repair.

“I am appealing for anybody who may have seen someone acting suspiciously or who has any information whatsoever about any of these incidents to come forward.”

Anybody with information is asked to call Pc Charleston on 01474 366601, or contact Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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