Vandals spray car number plates with paint in south Lancaster streets

Numerous residents in south Lancaster have reported their car number plates being sprayed with paint.

Police say they have received several reports from residents in the Bowerham, Scotforth and Greaves area of Lancaster, and people have also taken to social media to report the incidents.

Several motorists posted on the Lancaster Past & Present Facebook page that their cars and others had been vandalised in the Bowerham area overnight on Wednesday August 3.

Some discovered the incidents as they prepared to drive to work on Thursday morning.

One of the cars in Coulston Road vandalised overnight. Photo by Chris Graham

Roads including Golgotha Road, Coulston Road and Dorrington Road were targeted, while another resident said vehicles near Williamson Park had also been vandalised.

A police spokesman said: “Please be vigilant and if you have any CCTV cameras please ensure they are in good working order to give us the best possible chance of finding who may be responsible.”

Incidents can be reported to police by calling 101, online at or by email to [email protected]

This car owned by Matthew Marshall was one of those targeted by vandals.