VANDALS left a trail of destruction after attacking 20 cars in Weymouth.

Residents have spoken out in frustration after the late-night wrecking spree in Wyke Regis.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which locals claim is the latest in a long line of petty crime to blight the area.

Sharon Solomon, 42, of West Bay Crescent, was among those who woke up yesterday to find her vehicle had been damaged.

She said: “There are quite a few cars in the car park at the back of our house and all down the High Street that were damaged. It’s just really frustrating.”

She added: “They have broken our windscreen wipers and the aerial and they have broken the wing mirrors off some of the other cars.”

Vehicles were also damaged in the High Street and Chesil View again with windscreen wipers, aerials and wing mirrors targeted.

Ron Solomon, 42, a marine engineer, said: “You could track the trail they have left.”

Mr Solomon said he has previously had the wing mirrors off his car and vandalism and petty crime was becoming commonplace on Friday and Saturday nights. His wife said local residents were fed up with their property being damaged.

Mrs Solomon said: “We do hear every couple of weeks that there has been vandalism, but not to this extent.

“The residents have had enough now, it’s just not on. There is just no way people are going to put up with it any more.”

Another West Bay Crescent resident, who asked not to be named, said the vandals also struck his car.

He said: “They’ve ripped out the windscreen wiper at the back.”

His explained his car was also targeted a year ago when his rear windscreen was smashed.

He added: “In the hard times we are in at the moment you come out and find parts of your car damaged and you need to repair it – you just don’t need it.”

Sergeant Steve Westhead was carrying out door to door enquiries yesterday and urged any witnesses to the incidents to contact Dorset Police on 01305 222222.