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Arrests made following criminal damage incident in Portsmouth

Press Release   •   Jan 06, 2019 15:02 GMT

Detectives are investigating after a car windscreen was smashed in Portsmouth.

The incident took place in Spenlow Close, Portsmouth, at around 4.55pm on Saturday 5 January.

A group of males approached a parked black Audi TT and used weapons to smash the windscreen.

Nobody inside the vehicle was injured in the incident.

The group of black and white males then used a silver Ford Focus and a dark Peugeot to leave the scene.

Officers attended and two people have been arrested in connection with this incident.

A 54-year-old man from Portsmouth was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

A 31-year-old man from Portsmouth was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage, possession of knife blade/sharp pointed article in a public place and a public order offence.

Both men are currently in police custody.

Detective Inspector Abigail Leeson said: “We are working hard to establish exactly what happened during this incident.

“Officers have been making enquiries in the Buckland area today, so if you have any concerns, please speak to them.

“We also want to hear from anyone who saw what happened. If you have any information that may aid our investigation, please get in touch.”

If you have any information, please contact us on 101, quoting reference number 44190005713.

In an emergency, call 999.