Police appeal after car tyres slashed in South Queensferry

Police are appealing for witnesses after a number of car tyres were vandalised in the streets of South Queensferry on Boxing Day.

Thursday, 7th January 2021, 6:59 am
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The incidents happened during the early hours of Saturday, December 26, 2020, while the vehicles were parked on Echline View, Echline Avenue, Stoneyflatts Crescent, Inchgarvie Park, Stewart Terrace, Station Road and Lawson Crescent.

Police have issued a description of a man they would like to speak to regarding this crime spree, which is sure to have cost local residents hundreds of pounds to replace their damaged tyres.

The man seen in the area at the time is described as wearing a dark coloured hoody and distinctive jogging bottoms that are tight at the ankles but baggy and loose fitting at the top.

Police Scotland are looking for help from the local community to catch the man who carried out this appalling Christmas time crime in the town as locals slept.

Constable Gill Young, from South Queensferry Police Station, is hoping that somebody might have picked up footage of the man they want to speak to on their home security systems.

She said: “We are appealing to the local community living in or near these streets (Echline View, Echline Avenue, Stoneyflatts Crescent, Inchgarvie Park, Stewart Terrace, Station Road and Lawson Crescent)to check any CCTV or doorbell footage for any footage or images of this male who was seen between 4.20am and 4.30am.

“If you have any information, please call us on 101 quoting incident number 1178 of 26 December 2020.

“You can also call anonymously with information about these crimes by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”