Ripon Cathedral

Spate of vehicle vandalism in Ripon

12 August 2023

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information in relation to a spate of incidents where vehicles have been damaged in Ripon.

  • Five vehicles have been damaged in the St Marygate / Cathedral car park at various times of night between Tuesday 01 August 2023 and Monday 07 August 2023.
  • A further eight vehicles have also been damaged in the Ripon area
  • Officers are working hard to establish if the incidents are linked

Police are now requesting the public’s assistance to help with the investigation. In particular officers are appealing for witnesses to any incidents and anyone who has relevant CCTV, dash cam footage or information to come forward.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should email

You can also call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Elliott Chamberlin.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12230137454 when passing information.

PC Elliott Chamberlin from the Ripon Neighbourhood Policing Team commented:

We recognise that this spate of criminal damage is causing concern for local residents in Ripon and we’re working hard to investigate all available lines of enquiry.

Over the coming weeks we will be increasing high-visibility patrols in the area and request that the public assist us by being vigilant. Please report any suspicious behaviour to us immediately.

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