Nobody likes having to spend money replacing their tyres, even after they have put in a good stint, lasting for several years and many thousands of miles. So there can be few things worse for motorists than having to fork out for new tyres when the old ones – which still have plenty of tread depth – have been vandalised.
But this is the case for nearly 100 vehicle owners in Pocklington, an old market town in the East Riding of Yorkshire, who have had their tyres damaged between the nights of Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd September. Now a reward of £250 has been offered by the local town council for information leading to the identification of the offender.
It is not just the fact that the damaged tyres lead to extra unwanted expense and hassle for the vehicle owners affected, there is the real risk that a motorist who does not realise their tyres have been vandalised could drive off and be involved in a very serious accident.
That is why, as well as appealing for help to catch the Pocklington tyre slasher, the police are warning all vehicle owners to check their tyres before setting off to make sure they are safe and legal.
At around £50 or more per tyre, the replacement costs for victims of the crime will have already climbed to many thousands of pounds since some victims had three out of four tyres punctured. In fact, it is estimated that the total cost of the damage could be as high as £20,0000 and this does not account for the inconvenience and danger faced by victims.
etyres offer a nationwide mobile tyre fitting service which means its customers do not have to worry about how they are going to get their vehicle to a garage or tyre depot to have their tyres replaced or a puncture repaired.