Roath tyre slashing: Police appeal for help to identify man in new CCTV footage

Police investigating 40 car tyres slashed in Roath last month have released CCTV footage

POLICE investigating a vandalism rampage where more than 40 car tyres were slashed in one night are appealing for help to identifty a man pictured in CCTV footage.

On February 22, residents of Moy Road, Roath, woke up to see their car tyres had been punctured, leaving them unable to use their cars.

South Wales police asked for help from the community to solve the crime and have now received CCTV footage.

“We now have CCTV of a man we would like to speak to in connection with the damage,” said a post on the SWP Facebook page.

Video posted by South Wales Police on its Facebook page.

“Anyone who recognises him, or the man himself, is asked to contact us by one of the following means quoting 2400061846.”

After the incident, resident Sheikh Rahman, 31, was upset by the damage caused but more concerned at the thought of someone walking around the area in possession of a weapon.

“Imagine if whoever it was out there vandalising the cars got confronted by a resident. What if they turned on that person with the weapon?,” he said.

“At the very least it shows there are people out there walking around in possession of knives and sharp objects, which is especially concerning when you have young kids in the house”.

CCTV still of man sought in conenction with the Roath tyre slashing incident

The damage left residents having to pay up to £110 for a mobile tyre service.

This spate of “mindless” vandalism was followed by residents of Upper Kincraig Street falling victim to the same crime just one day later.

Police have not yet commented on whether these incidents are connected.