VIDEO: Car vandals caught on CCTV camera in Sheffield city centre

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A man whose car was vandalised in Sheffield has found CCTV footage of the culprits.

Ryan Williamson, aged 23, from New Mills, Derbyshire, parked his car overnight on Trafalgar Street in Sheffield city centre and when he returned the following morning he found the wing mirrors and spoiler had been ripped off and the rear window smashed.

He found some CCTV footage of the culprits, which captured them climbing over the roof of his car - a Citroen Saxo.

The former Sheffield Hallam University student was visiting his girlfriend when his car was targeted.

He said: “I have always worked hard for what I have, I was never handed anything on a plate and so I appreciated the things I have.

“I saved up for my car through hard graft, and do most of the work on my car myself. It had been a constant project since I bought it and I had just finished getting it up to scratch.

“It annoys me that someone can have so little regard for someone else’s property.”

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “Police received reports that a car was damaged between 4.30pm on Saturday 28 February and 8am on Sunday 1 March while parked on Trafalgar Street, Sheffield.

“A blue Citroën Saxo was parked on the street overnight and when the owner returned to it the next morning he found the rear windscreen smashed and a wing mirror missing.

“Officers are carrying out initial enquiries into the incident and will be recovering CCTV footage as part of the investigation.

“South Yorkshire Police takes all reports of crime seriously and we will follow all lines of enquiry in order to bring those responsible to justice.”

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 341 of March 1.