Concern has been raised about nails which are being left on a busy road in a Moorlands town. It is understood that there have been several incidents where nails and screws have been left on the road in the West Street area of Leek – resulting in many vehicle owners finding the offending metal items in the tyres of their vehicles, causing costly damage.
Concern has been raised about nails which are being left on a busy road in a Moorlands town.
It is understood that there have been several incidents where nails and screws have been left on the road in the West Street area of Leek – resulting in many vehicle owners finding the offending metal items in the tyres of their vehicles, causing costly damage.
It is understood that these incidents have been happening over the last couple of years.
Leigh Warburton has been one of the latest victims of this issue. He posted this picture on Facebook to warn others of the issue.
He said that the nail had appeared in one of his car’s tyres after driving through West Street last month, an incident which he reported to the police.
Mr Warburton told the Leek & Moorlands Echo: “It’s annoying, people work hard for their money and things are tight at the moment with everything increasing.”
We contacted Staffordshire Police about the matter. A spokesman for the force said: “Police were notified on June 29 that a man was driving in West Street, Leek, and ran over a large screw which caused a puncture in his vehicle’s tyre.
“He raised that this had happened on two previous occasions – one in July 2020 and one in August 2020.
“The incident has been recorded and the man was advised that there was no evidence to suggest it was malicious.”
When further quizzed about the incidents being of a regular occurrence in West Street, and what the force is doing to tackle the issue, the spokesman said: “The Local Policing Team is aware and continues to monitor the situation.”
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