Police are asking the public for help after a vandalism spree hit London’s Old North neighbourhood hard this weekend

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London Police are asking the public for any information related to a crime spree that struck a north-end community in the wee hours of the weekend.

As first reported by The Free Press, at least 15 homes and 16 vehicles were vandalized in the Old North neighbourhood between the hours of 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. Saturday, police say.

The vandal or vandals broke into a construction trailer on the corner of St. George Street and Bridport Street, where they found several cans of spray paint, police say. They were used to cover the walls and decks of houses and cars with violent and mocking messages.

The construction trailer and two other pieces of construction equipment were also damaged. Police say there was several thousands of dollars in damages.

Police were called to Old North at around 10:40 a.m. Saturday. The police investigation that lasted several hours Saturday.

Over the weekend, many of the residents who were victim to the spree covered or removed explicit messages from their property. Some of the graffiti read “You will die” and “B—w me” and “Wuck Festern,” the latter a likely reference to Western University.

“If anybody has any information for us at all, we’re encouraging them to give us a call,” London police Const. Sandasha Bough said. “It’s definitely cause for concern any time there is significant damage like this, however there is nothing to say that it is going to occur in the future.”

London Police’s street crime unit is investigating the series of incidents.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact the London Police Service at (519) 661-5610 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).



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