Hunt for driver who went on wrecking spree on Cannock Chase

By Richard Guttridge | Cannock Chase | Crime | Published:

Signs have been ripped out and barriers smashed by a driver who has gone on a wrecking spree on Cannock Chase.

Police have launched an investigation and say a 4x4 with "inter-turbo special tyres" has been causing havoc at the beauty spot.

They have called for anyone with information about who is causing the damage, off Chase Road, to come forward. Sings and barriers have been destroyed in the area which is a popular spot for walkers and dog owners.

Barriers have been smashed

Police said it has happened overnight on various dates between February 1 and March 9.

A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: "A high-wheel base 4x4 fitted with inter-turbo special tyres has been ripping out road signs and breaking the barriers that prevent vehicle access to the heath land.

Road marks at the beauty spot

"It would appear that the vehicle may be fitted with a winch.

"Damage has also been caused to the heathland by the same vehicle, large vehicle tracks can be seen over a large area over the Chase.


Police have launched an investigation

"Anyone with any information is asked to email:"

Damage to signs on the Chase
Richard Guttridge

By Richard Guttridge
Chief Reporter - @RichG_star

Chief Reporter for the Express & Star, based in Wolverhampton.


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