Around 30 cars have been targeted in a spate of "mindless" vandalism in Bury which is believed to have caused thousands of pounds worth of damage.

Car owners have registered their disgust following the unprovoked incidents, which happened on Manor Street, Fountain Street North and Ormond Street at around 3.30pm on Wednesday, March 20.

Owner of The MOT Centre on Ormond Street, Mumraiz Afsar, said around eight of the vehicles parked outside his business premises, including a couple of customers’ cars, were damaged.

Several CCTV videos have captured a dog walker in the area at the time appearing to scrape cars with a sharp object.

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Bury Times: A man appearing to scrape a carA man appearing to scrape a car (Image: Supplied)


The dog walker is described as white, bald, in his 50s and was wearing a grey jacket and carrying a bag.

The damage has been reported to Greater Manchester Police (GMP).

Mr Afsar said: “He started on Manor Street and then went on Fountain Street North and Ormond Street.

“I am angry, why would someone do that?!

“I am now going to have to pay for that. It is heartbreaking.

“A lot of people did not know their cars were damaged until they got home.”

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Peter Burgess, 44, parked his Audi A4 on Manor Street - near where he works - and discovered that his car had been scraped from the front wing to the rear on the passenger side.

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He said: “It is horrific. Hundreds of pounds of damage has been caused to my car.

“It is just mindless. I do not know what someone would get out of doing something like that. It is just disgusting.”

GMP has been approached for information about the incident.

If you have any information contact police on 101 quoting reference numbers CRI/06NN/0004584/24, CRI/06NN/0004624/24 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.