AN APPEAL has been launched after 15 cars on a Taunton street had their tyres slashed in a night-time attack.

Residents with cars parked on Mountfields Avenue, near Bishop Fox's School and Richard Huish College, discovered their vehicles had been attacked in a slashing spree on Monday night (September 17).

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police, said: "We are appealing for witnesses after several cars were damaged in Mountsfield Avenue, Taunton. 

"We have had reports that around 15 vehicles had their tyres damaged overnight (Monday, September 17 to Tuesday, September 18). An investigation is underway.

"If you saw anyone or anything suspicious in the area last night, or in the early hours of today, please get in contact with us on 101, quoting reference number 5218209180 and ask to speak to the neighbourhood team."

Simon Watts, a resident of Mountfields Road, said: "I first found out about the tyres beings slashed from a dog walker earlier this morning.

"She said she had noticed that a number of cars on Kingsway and Mountfields Road had flat tyres.

"I walked down the street to see it for myself and there must have been between 30 and 40 cars with their tyres slashed."

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SLASHED: The flat tires on Mountfields Road

Simon claims there were knife marks in a number of the tyres and said he has reported the incident to the police.

"It is quite a quiet neighbourhood and something like this is quite out of character," Simon said.

"It has made me feel very uneasy that we have got people looking around our neighbourhood and that people have done this."