Witnesses sought after car damage

HAMPSHIRE POLICE have launched an urgent appeal for witnesses and information after a car was severely damaged in Lee-on-the-Solent last Thursday evening, with the incident occurring as thousands celebrated in the area for the start of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend.

As seen in the above photograph released by police, this metallic blue Fiat 500 X City was attacked whilst parked in the Co-op car park on Twyford Drive; with two windows on the passenger side smashed alongside metalwork dents. It is believed to have been caused between approximately 9.20pm and 9:30pm on June 2, with the damage reported to officers shortly afterwards.

Police have confirmed that they had arrested a man on Sunday following the incident and he has been released on bail pending further investigations after being questioned on suspicion of causing criminal damage.  He has not been named or charged at the time of writing.

But they are asking potential witnesses to come forward to help their enquiries as they released a short press release to the public on Tuesday evening. Anyone with information or potential leads are asked to call the non-emergency number of 101 quoting reference number 44220219118 whilst the option to report online is still available on this link: Report a crime | Hampshire Constabulary.

Alternatively, readers can contact Crimestoppers online or by calling anonymously on 0800 555 111 to submit their information to the investigating officers as they continue their enquiries.

PICTURED (TOP) BY HAMPSHIRE POLICE: Damaged car at the scene of incident in Lee-on-the-Solent on Bank Holiday Thursday (June 2) with a man released on bail after arrest.