Taxi fleet damaged in vandalism attack in Wombwell

Police seek hit-and-run driver

Police seek hit-and-run driver

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A police probe is underway into a spate of criminal damage in which a fleet of taxis belonging to a South Yorkshire firm was attacked.

The five vehicles, belonging to Wombwell firm J and M Taxis, were vandalised sometime overnight between Saturday, September 5 and Sunday, September 6.

They had their tyres slashed during the attack, leaving the business owner with a £500 repair bill.

The vehicles were parked at Parklands Nursing Home in Park Street, Wombwell, at the time.

A man in a dark-coloured hooded top and dark shorts was running from the vehicles at around 6.10am on Sunday, September 6.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Police in Barnsley are appealing for information after the tyres were slashed on a number of vehicles causing around £500 of damage.

“The vehicles were situated in a car park at Parklands Nursing Home in Park Street, Wombwell

“A witness reported seeing a man in a dark-coloured hooded top and dark shorts running from the vehicles.”

Witnesses or anyone with information about the vandalism should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.