A number of cars along the Exeter Road were vandalized overnight. Police have arrested someone.
What idiots - glad they caught someone and hope they get to do more than a few hours of street cleaning......
There's plenty of jobs that need doing around town that the person found guilty should be made to do. I really like the idea of 'unpaid work' as a punishment - it's only a pity that this isn't used more often and more visibily.
I saw one of the cars with the wipers all bent round. Any car is unusable like this since you cannot risk it raining. Lets hope it hasn't ruined too many peoples' holiday plans.
Before Xmas several people had their tyres slashed on their cars, what morons have we got in this town!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I agree with Nelson, these yobs should be made to do' unpaid work' as a punishment but be made to wear some sort of visibly clothing to shame them.
Yep, agreed about the punishment but am sure it is against their Human Rights, it's the same with all the nonsense we were told about people on Jobseekers allowance who were supposed to do community work. Knowing someone who has been on Benefits for 4 years I asked how this affected him. It didn't, as all the clearing and tidying up jobs he was 'offered' were all several miles from Dawlish and as the Jobcentre doesn't cover bus fares he was exempted from any community work, and just continues to receive jobseekers allowance as usual.
Asking a resident of Dawlish to pick up litter on Dartmoor, it beggars belief, but I can assure you it happened.
As long as criminals know they won't be punished, even if they are caught, then such crimes can only increase. And as people get paid to do nothing all day what can we expect??.
Good point made Wriggler, it seems we have dipped into a state where some people no longer respect anything or anybody, not saying the majority by far, but, we do not punish sufficiently. Why not let these people actually do the work in Dawlish, why shield them and send them to remote places. Make them visible like Nelson said, maybe only then they may grow a conscience.
I feel sorry for the people who have suffered because of them and wouldn't it be good if they had to do the work in the area right where they did the crime.....
If only we had the power eh!
I now that if people have done any sort of crime by where i live they are made to clean the streets/or any other community work, and wear bright orange jackets with commuinty work on the back of the jackets. So you now who they are and what they are suppose to be doing....
Dont forget also that cars are an expensive thing to repair these days so they or their parents if under 18 should also have to pay to repair the damage they have caused. Might make them think twice next time
I completely agree. A friend of mine suffered wanton drunken damage to their car about 18 months ago. The culprit was found, convicted and had to pay a victim's surcharge that paid to put good the damage caused.