Vandals smash up cars in mindless drive-by wrecking spree but police refuse to ...

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Vandals smash up cars in mindless drive-by wrecking spree but police refuse to attend scene because there is no 'threat to life' Adrian Parker's car was one of those damaged, spending thousands on repairs  Vandals were hitting cars with hammers as they drove past early this morning Michael Thorpe's Range Rover and camper van were both smashed up  The 41-year-old said he and his neighbours felt 'let down' by Hampshire police

By Milly Vincent For Mailonline

Published: 16:25 BST, 1 July 2019 | Updated: 16:25 BST, 1 July 2019

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Furious motorists have blasted a police force after they called to report yobs smashing up their vehicles in a 'mindless' wrecking spree only to be told officers do not come out to car crimes.

More than a dozen cars were targeted by the vandals, who smashed front and rear windscreens in the early hours of the morning.

Angry Adrian Parker's car was one of those damaged, but when he and others in his street in Southampton, Hants, called police, they were told no officers would be coming to their aid.

Damage caused to cars on Defender Road, Southampton, where yobs smashed up resident's vehicles in a 'mindless' wrecking spree

Damage caused to cars on Defender Road, Southampton, where yobs smashed up resident's vehicles in a 'mindless' wrecking spree

Michael Thorpe looking at the damage caused to his car on Defender Road, Southampton

Michael Thorpe looking at the damage caused to his car on Defender Road, Southampton

The 41-year-old said he and his neighbours felt 'let down' by Hampshire police, having been left to sort the thousands of pounds of damage themselves.

The force today said that officers had not been deployed immediately following a 'risk assessment' because the crime was over by the time it was reported and did not involve a 'threat to life'.

One victim,

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