Police hunt for two teenagers after Canterbury homes damaged by catapults

Properties along Sleigh Road in Sturry were targeted
Properties along Sleigh Road in Sturry were targeted -Credit:Google Maps

Police are looking to identify two teenage boys after multiple houses fell victim to criminal damage in Canterbury. A number of residential properties along Sleigh Road in Sturry were targeted between 2.45pm and 3.15pm on Monday, May 13.

Windows were smashed and solar panels damaged by small ball-bearings, which are believed to have been launched from a catapult. During the incident, a man was hit by one of the ball-bearings after it ricocheted off a building.

He did not sustain any injuries. Investigating officers are also looking into a similar incident of criminal damage to an address on the same street between Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4.

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A spokesperson for Kent Police said: “Officers would like to identify two boys aged around 16 years old who were seen in the area at the time of the incident on 13 May. Both boys were described as white, slim and 5 ft 7ins tall.

“One was believed to be blonde and wore a white top, blue trousers, a grey jumper around his shoulders, while the second boy had brown hair, and wore a grey jumper and dark grey tracksuit.”

Police are now urging anyone who saw the incident or has relevant information relating to this matter to get in touch. Those with information should call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting 46/79164/24.

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