MORE residents have spoken of their upset after car tyres were slashed during an overnight attack in Weymouth.

On Monday the Echo reported how eight cars were targeted on Great George Street during the early hours of Saturday morning - and it has since emerged that at least another nine vehicles had their tyres slashed, including eight at a residents' car park at flats on Westerhall Road.

Dorset Echo: Car tyres slashed at Westerhall Road flats in Weymouth Picture: Ellie MaslinCar tyres slashed at Westerhall Road flats in Weymouth Picture: Ellie Maslin

Tony Frost, who lives at the Westerhall Road flats, said residents now fear a repeat incident.

He said: "We've all gone and bought new tyres - we're all very upset as it could easily happen again - some had more than one tyre slashed, which turns out very expensive.

"You'd think the police would want to come out and gather CCTV from everywhere before it gets wiped - something has to be done fast.

"I don't know if they couldn't be bothered or didn't have the man power - should this happen again then we'll start blaming them - it could easily happen again tonight."

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Mr Frost said he paid £100 to replace his tyre. He added: "One of the other chaps has got a Jaguar and he's had two tyres done, so that's a lot of money.

"People here use their cars for work and have families - it's really upsetting - we feel like nobody's doing anything to get to the bottom of it."

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A public appeal has since been issued by police relating to the incidents at Great George Street and police say they are "keeping an open mind" about whether it is linked to what happened at Westerhall Road.

Police Constable Tom Arnold, of Weymouth Police, said: “This damage has caused the victims a great deal of expense and inconvenience. Damaging vehicle tyres like this is also extremely reckless. I am aware similar incidents occurred in Westerhall Road and I am keeping an open mind as to whether these are linked.

“I would urge anyone who has any information to please come forward.

“I am also keen to hear from anyone who may have captured anything on dashcam or home CCTV cameras.

“Finally, I would ask anyone who experienced similar damage overnight on Friday October 9 and Saturday October 10 to please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55200152591.

To report anonymously visit or call 0800 555 111.