Vandals have damaged cars in Thornbury for the fourth time in a year.

Several vehicles had their tyres slashed, windows broken and wing mirrors knocked off overnight on Friday, August 3.

Someone was woken by “a number of people running up and down Alexandra Way shouting” between midnight and 12.30am on Saturday morning.

The attacks are similar to those carried out in the town earlier this year.

A spokeswoman for Avon and Somerset police said: “We are aware of a number of reports of criminal damage to vehicles parked in streets in Thornbury overnight on Friday to Saturday.

“Investigations are ongoing. No arrests have yet been made.”

The attacks on Parkland Way, Charles Close, Alexandra Way and Pitville Close follow a spate of similar incidents in Thornbury earlier this year.

In February as many as 30 cars were damaged along Oakleaze Road, St David’s Road and Eastland Road.

On this occasion vandals scratched the bodywork with keys as well as slashing tyres and damaging wing mirrors.

There were at least eight reports of cars damaged in March with Alexandra Way again targeted along with Kempton Close, Church Road and Swallow Park.

Licence plates were stolen or damaged from as many as 20 cars in September 2017. On this occasion the targeted vehicles were on Primrose Drive, Kingfisher Close, Kestrel Close and Larkspur Close.

The vandals even took to running across cars in a bid to escape after disturbing residents.

One resident implored everyone who had been a victim of vandalism to report it to the police so they could get a ‘proper picture of the scale of it’.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and speak to the Thornbury beat team quoting 5218174326.