North Leeds: Call for action after spate of car vandalism

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Wetherby residents have called for urgent action following a spike in vandalism attacks in a remote car park at the rear of their property.

The latest incident at Station Gardens on Sunday involved a car being tipped onto its side and propped up using fence posts that were recently installed in an attempt to improve the site.

Campaigners say the crime spree stretches back 18 months, with cars being burnt out and repeatedly vandalised, nearby houses being burgled and strangers hanging around the area.

Fed-up residents are now urging Leeds City Council to install CCTV cameras and lighting as part of a long term solution to the problem.

A Leeds City Council spokeswoman said: “Initial works to improve the area have been completed. We’re working with our street lighting contractor to schedule a date for the installation of lights and the costs for CCTV are being reviewed.”

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