Tyre-slashing vandals wreaked havoc on two Huddersfield streets, leaving a trail of damage.

They targeted vehicles parked on Banks Road and Gordon Street, Linthwaite.

And in the space of just a few minutes they caused damage running to several thousands of pounds.

At least 20 vehicles were attacked in the early-hours spree and some of them had all four tyres slashed.

Police made two arrests, holding two teenage boys, but are continuing to investigate the attack.

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A number of recovery trucks were called to the road ysterday morning as residents woke up to discover the outrage.

One resident, who asked not to be named, said at least 15 cars parked along the roadside had their tyres slashed.

He said: “People are at the side of the road changing their tyres.

“It’s all along Banks Road. Everyone has been affected - cars and work vehicles.”

The resident, whose own car escaped damage because it was parked in his driveway, said there had been reports of a group of noisy youths with bikes waking residents at 4.30am.

Another resident, Gaynor Bearder, said: “My car was on the driveway and escaped but as I set off with the children to school I could see a number of people out with their cars and vans.

“One friend was distraught as all four tyres on her car had been slashed.

“We have had problems before with people breaking into cars.

“Mine has been done three times and the people responsible have got away down the footpaths which run to Manchester Road and into the fields”.

Isabel Broadbent, a 31-year-old music teacher, said: “One of our neighbours called round to say our car, a Hyundai i30, had had its left rear tyre slashed.”

Matthew Fisher, a train train driver who works in Leeds, added: “It’s disgusting. I’m going to have to put my Ford Mondeo in the garage and use my wife’s car to get to work in.

“It’s three weeks to pay day and there’s no way I can afford to pay for the repairs to two of the tyres. It’s going to cost me around £300.

“It’s a really nice area. We have lived here for eight years and its a lovely community. I couldn’t believe it.”

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “We received a number of calls to Banks Road in the early hours of Friday.

“Officers have spent much of the morning at the scene and are investigating attacks on a large number of vehicles.

“Police made two arrests of teenage youths shortly after lunchtime and inquiries are continuing”

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