Search for two people in Brighton after car tires were deflated Brighton News

POLICE are looking for two people in connection with a series of incidents involving deflated car tires across the city.

The pair were captured on CCTV entering Bernard Road from Hartington Road in Brighton at around 3.40am on Tuesday March 15. Several cars had their tires deflated in the area at this time.

Since the weekend of March 7, Sussex Police have received 54 reports of cars with deflated tires. The vast majority took place during the night of the weekend of March 7 and 8.

The incident happened the day before a similar incident where a hybrid SUV was targeted on Wilbury Avenue, Hove.

The series of tire deflation incidents is largely the work of a group called the Tire Extinguishers, which is believed to be a splinter group from Extinction Rebellion.

The Argus: The Lexus NX 300h which was found with its deflated tires on March 16The Lexus NX 300h that was found with its deflated tires on March 16

The group said they wanted to “make it impossible to own an SUV in urban areas of the UK”.

There were incidents across the country during the same period.

Many cars, which are normally SUVs, ended up with leaflets saying that people who drive their “massive” car in cities have “huge consequences for others”.

Inspector Nicky Stuart, of the Brighton and Hove Neighborhood Policing Team, said: ‘We understand the impact of these crimes on the community and I want to reassure the public that our officers are working around the clock. out of 24 to catch those responsible.

“This type of behavior will absolutely not be tolerated in Brighton and Hove, and although we have seen a marked drop in the number of incidents since the weekend of March 7/8, such occurrences are unacceptable.

“We are exploring several lines of inquiry, but as always, the public is our eyes and ears. If you see anything suspicious, recognize either of these two people, or have information that could help you, contact the police online or by calling 101, quoting Operation Extinguisher.

The government is ending the sale of new petrol and diesel cars in the UK by 2030 as part of its commitment to decarbonise cars and vans.

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This notice was published: 2022-03-28 18:46:09

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