October 17, 2022 9.17 am This story is over 18 months old

Microwave thrown at windscreen of moving car in Gainsborough

The windscreen was shattered and glass sprayed inside the car

We are investigating a report of an incident on Heapham Road, Gainsborough, where a microwave was thrown at the windscreen of a moving car.

The windscreen was damaged, and the occupant of the car was injured, thankfully not seriously.

At around 11pm on 16 October, while driving on Heapham Road, near to the cemetery, the driver of a blue Ford Fiesta, a man in his 20s, saw a moped with two people on it travelling towards him without any lights on.

As the moped passed the blue car, the rear passenger is reported to have thrown a microwave at the windscreen of the car. The microwave was lodged into the glass, causing the windscreen to shatter and glass to spray inside the car.

There have been a number of reports of criminal damage to cars in Gainsborough, both last weekend and again this weekend. While we are keeping an open mind, we believe the incident on Heapham Road and the other reports of damage to vehicles maybe connected.

We have taken reports of damage to vehicles on Corringham Road, Garfield Steet and Forster Street, where witnesses have seen a rider and passenger on a moped, and using items described as a goal post, and a weapon believed to be an axe to damage cars.

Superintendent Phil Baker, West Division, Lincolnshire Police, said: “We are taking these crimes seriously and have our officers, including additional officers, working hard to identify those involved.

“All of these incidents are serious, the incident where the microwave was thrown at the car is a real concern.

“We need the help of the community to come forward and tell us what they know. There will be people who know who are responsible. This time no one was seriously injured, we want to identify who is responsible.

“My ask of the local community is to contact us. This can be directly or through the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously.”

We would like to hear from you if you have any information that could assist the inquiry. There are a number of ways you can contact us:

  • By clicking on the email link [email protected] – please remember to put the reference incident 124 of 16 October in the subject box.
  • Via our non-emergency number 101, quoting incident 124 of 16 October
  • Through the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.