An investigation has been launched after the tyres on a police van were slashed. The marked police van parked in a bay in Market Street in the Canton area of Cardiff had two tyres slashed in the early hours of Monday.

A statement from South Wales Police said the tyres have been punctured several times with a sharp implement. It added that PCSOs were making house-to-house inquiries and checking CCTV to identify those responsible.

It added: "There is one less South Wales Police vehicle on the road today thanks to an act of vandalism in Canton, Cardiff. Criminal damage to any car is unacceptable. But the safety, and sometimes lives, of the public depends on the availability of our vehicles. Such acts will not be tolerated."

The tyres had been slashed
The tyres had been slashed

Anyone with information can contact police quoting 2300333624. People can either live chat here, provide information online here, email, or call 101.

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