By Oliver Hall
DVLA staff were stranded at work after vandals slashed the tyres on around two dozen parked cars near their office.
Around 40 cars had their tyres slashed on Wednesday and most of the victims are believed to have been employed by the driver licensing agency.
One eye witness to the damage said as many as 40 cars had been attacked — police have said they are aware of 17 so far, but they are expecting more victims to come forward.
The slashing left many staff unable to get home after their shifts — and facing repair and recovery bills running into hundreds of pounds.
Police are appealing for anybody with information — especially about a Ford car seen on 10th Avenue, Clase, around the time of the incident — to come forward.
One DVLA worker caught-up in slashing, who did not want his name published for fear of further attacks, said: “We came out of work and every car in the road had its tyres slashed — it was unbelievable.
“Someone had gone along and done two tyres on every car. There must have been 40 cars involved.
“No one could move and people were left stranded, nobody could get home.”
He added: “You can’t slash all these tyres in a couple of seconds — it must have taken someone quite a while to do it, and someone must have seen it happening.”
Parking has long been a thorny issue in the communities around the DVLA, with complaints about staff leaving their cars on residential streets. The issue was raised again in the Clase Christmas Pact meeting, with concerns about cars blocking driveways and making access difficult.
Similar worries have come up in Llangyfelach Pact meetings. Police are appealing for anybody with information about what happened to come forward.