Cars spray painted with 'MOVE' and windows shattered in overnight rampage


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Vehicles have been smashed into and spray painted with the word “MOVE” during an overnight spree of vandalism.

At least three cars were affected on a residential road Leigh, Greater Manchester, where it is said families are unhappy the motors are often left parked partly on the pavement. They say buggies and prams cannot fit along the pavement as a result.

But the vandalism has been branded “appalling” in a Facebook group, with some people defending the drivers.

One person posted: “If you’re going to commit criminal damage on somebody else’s property, then expect a backlash.”

Another shared: “No double yellow lines, and no signs prohibiting parking so those cars are fine and legally parked.

“Some idiot not understanding the Highway code does not justify criminal damage.”

A third said: “It’s just appalling.”

The street is a residential road just a short walk from a primary school, Manchester Evening News reports. 

One person on the Facebook group said: “Unfortunately a lot of our streets aren’t wide enough for the amount of cars to park up so sometimes it’s necessary to park partly on the pavement.

“I know and can understand how this isn’t good, but they should leave enough room for disability scooters and prams.”

Another resident said: “I’ve seen disabled people on scooters and stuff, and people with walking sticks have the same problem and they can’t move as quick. There’s no excuse. I feel no sympathy whatsoever, not when people know people need to be able to walk through the gap.”

One mum wrote: “As the pavements are for pedestrians, at least leave enough room for a pushchair. I have this problem all the time and end up having to go into a busy main road with two toddlers and a baby.”

Manchester Police have been contacted for comment.



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