Updated: Thursday, 27th February 2020 @ 5:52pm

CCTV: Bizarre violent thugs leave LIVE mouse and dried insects on car after smashing 29 windows of same house

CCTV: Bizarre violent thugs leave LIVE mouse and dried insects on car after smashing 29 windows of same house

By Danielle Wainwright

Two hammer-wielding offenders are being pursued by Greater Manchester Police after starting a threatening campaign of attacks on a house in Worsley.

The men began their assault on March 20, when, shortly before 1.30pm, they smashed 29 windows of the house on Alfred Avenue.

The offenders returned on April 10 and threw a container holding a live mouse, sawdust and dried insects on the homeowner’s car after attempting to break in to the residence.

The victims tell police they can think of no reason why they have been targeted and are becoming increasingly concerned. 

Detective Constable Steve Powell, of Salford CID, said: "This has been a disturbing turn of events for the victims who are at a complete loss to explain why they are being targeted in the way.

"Not surprisingly, the incidents are beginning to have a psychological effect on them and they are desperate for them to stop.”

Police have now released CCTV footage of the attack and urge anyone with information to contact police.

DC Powell said:"I now want people to take a good look at the CCTV image. They are of excellent quality and have been circulated internally, but no-one has yet identified them. 

"We take this kind of persistent criminal damage and anti-social behaviour extremely seriously and I want to reassure residents that we are determined to tackle this." 

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 5097 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 


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