Police are searching for a tyre-slasher who caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to motorists in Sheepridge.

He struck in the space of a few minutes in the early hours in just one street.

Officers were called at 5.55am on Tuesday to Scott Vale, a cul de sac, where they found 17 vehicles with 68 slashed tyres – four on each car.

It’s unclear what motivated the man to carry out such an attack.

But police are now studying CCTV footage of the incident in a bid to identify him.

Tyres slashed on a Renault Clio belonging to Martin Perez

One of those affected was Renee Corujo, a 36-year-old mum.

She said: “All four tyres were slashed on our Renault Clio.

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“It’s meant my partner, Martin Perez, a chef, has to go to his job in the town centre by bus.”

Also affected was Phil Holme, an unemployed, 36-year-old, who said his father Peter had suffered the best part of £1,000 damage following an attack on his Citreon C4 Picasso.

He said: “My dad captured the attack on CCTV and has given it to the police. It was timed at 2am and 2.10am.

Scott Vale, Deighton, the street where the tyre-slasher struck

“You can see him looking up and seeing whether anyone is watching him as he does each car.

“He was white, mid-30s and dressed in a two-tone pullover, jeans and trainers.

“I’ve had all the tyres on my silver-coloured Vauxhall Corsa done too

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “If anyone has seen anything suspicious in the early hours of the morning contact Huddersfield Neighbourhood Policing Team.”