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WATCH: Axeman caught on camera swinging pickaxe through car roof

By Jordan Reynolds | Dudley | Crime | Published:

This video shows the moment a hooded thug swung a pickaxe through the roof of a car in Dudley.

The axe attack was caught on CCTV by a nearby resident

The attack happened in residential road Paganel Drive, near Priory Park, and was caught on camera by a CCTV camera overlooking the drive the car was parked on.

In the footage, the culprit can be seen approaching the road on a pathway leading to Priory Park holding a pickaxe in both hands.

The axeman approached from a path that leads to Priory Park

After checking for bystanders, the axeman swiftly runs across the road, swings the pickaxe over the back of their head and hurls the weapon through the roof the hatchback.

When security lights are triggered, the hooded person flees by running back up the path, leaving the pickaxe embedded in the car roof.

WATCH the CCTV footage here:

Pickaxe slammed through car roof in Dudley

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A nearby resident, who did not want to be named but whose sister the car belonged to, said the handle of the axe caused a "massive scratch" on the roof while the axe itself had gone through into the car.

She said: "We live adjacent to Priory Park in Dudley and someone came from the park and attacked my sister's car with a pickaxe.

"The security lights came on and the pickaxe was stuck in the roof so they ran off.

"There's a big massive scratch on the car where the handle has gone on it and there's a hole right though to the car.

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An aerial view showing Paganel Drive, connected to Priory Park by a pathway

"My sister was quite shaken up so she hasn't used it since.

"They had a hood up so it's hard to see the face.

"I just want people to know there is this person running around doing this so they can be careful.

"There's never any crime on this road, it's a quiet residential area."

The person fled, leaving the axe in the roof of the car

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "Police were called to reports of a car being damaged by a pickaxe in Paganel Drive, Dudley, around 11.15pm on Sunday.

"CCTV is being examined and enquiries are ongoing."

Anyone with information has been asked to get in touch via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, call 101 anytime, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Quote crime reference number 20DY/90232L/19.

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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