End of term is coming.
Lots of cans of various sorts littering the streets, pavements wall and gardens ( like this - not sure what they hope to acihieve by this )
Mindless damage to car mirror.
Goes with the time of the year and a good night out on friday. About £60 to fix.
its important that this sort of stuff is recorded somewhere. Many Council policies go on about 'cumulative impact' - you can probably live with one incident but when its regular it becomes a major irritant. So I rang the Northumbria Police non urgent number 03456 043 043. Must say , very helpful and friendly staff on the phone. And they have to have a statement. So they will send someone round. On Sunday . Between 9 and 10 am.
the statement :
"I locked my car and left it outside the house at 6pm. I came out at mid-day the next day and saw it was broken. A quick inspection revealed it was un-repariable. Its probable that the key-scratch I ve noticed today across the bonnet is the work of the same f*$£*^%r. Nothing else is damaged and nothing else has gone".
But they have to send someone round to talk to me, apparently. I'd be happier if they put the man-hours into stopping this sort of mindless vandalism, but there may be something about them taking a statement in person that I don't realise. you go .
the phone call took 6 minutes. The intro to the online reporting form has warning if it takes you more than 30 mins to fill in (!) .
We'll see what they have to say on Sunday.