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Staff at a Sudbury nursery, whose cars have been targeted multiple times by vandals, have appealed to the public for help to catch those responsible.

Three vehicles belonging to members of staff at Woodpeckers Private Nursery have had deep gouges scratched into the doors and panels, after being targeted in multiple incidents in recent weeks.

The cars had been parked in Canterbury Road, close to where the nursery is based in Melford Road, where members of staff have been parking regularly due to building work taking place nearby.

The most recent instance of vandalism occurred on Wednesday, February 13, some time between 8.30am and noon.

Deirdre Micklewright, who co-owns and manages the nursery alongside her husband Jeff, told the Free Press that the pair were shocked and appalled by the way their staff had been targeted, with two of the vehicles sustaining damage on two separate occasions.

“It’s a horrible thing to do,” she said. “It has cost people a lot of financial expense and it has been quite upsetting.

“It’s just not very nice. It’s quite malicious and quite nasty.

“We don’t know who has done this or why this is happening.

“We have been parking over there for the past year and, mostly, people have been absolutely fine with it.

“We have always made sure no-one there is blocked in. The staff are not doing any harm to anyone.”

Woodpeckers Nursery has now contacted the police and also launched an appeal on social media for information about any of the incidents.

The Sudbury Community Wardens posted on Facebook: “We hope the culprit is brought to justice.

“The staff that work there are lovely, great people and certainly don’t deserve this while they are out earning a living.”

Anyone with information about these vandalism incidents should contact Suffolk Police by calling 101.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.