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'Eight vehicles' and house damaged on motorist's trail of carnage in Bishop's Stortford



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A motorist left a trail of damage involving multiple parked vehicles and a house in Bishop's Stortford.

A spokeswoman for Hertfordshire police said: "It’s believed around eight vehicles were damaged, but we’re still collating reports at this time."

A 38-year-old Stortford man has been arrested on suspicion of driving while unfit through drink or drugs and failing to stop at the scene of an accident. He has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Officers are appealing for potential other victims as well as witnesses, information and CCTV, doorbell and dashcam footage.

Police were called at around 12.50am on Friday (January 14) with a report that the driver of a blue Volkswagen Transporter van had hit three parked vehicles in Apton Road and failed to stop. The van was discovered nearby a short time later.

More vehicles were found to have been damaged in Newtown Road and Cemetery Road. It was also reported that something appeared to have struck the wall of a house in Royal Oak Gardens.

PC James Sorce, who is investigating, said: “We're appealing for anyone who thinks their vehicle may also have been damaged on the evening and hasn’t yet reported it to please come forward.

“We’d also like to hear from anyone who may have captured any CCTV, doorbell cam or dashcam footage in the area which could assist our ongoing investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to email james.sorce@herts.police.uk or call 101, quoting ISR 26 of 14 January. You can also report information online at herts.police.uk/report or speak to an operator in the force communications room via online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact.



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