A woman who regularly uses Oxford’s Redbridge Park and Ride, is now afraid to use it after her car was vandalised.

The woman from Abingdon, who wishes to remain anonymous, said she left her car in the park and ride on Abingdon Road between 1.30pm and 5pm on Thursday May 19.

However, when she returned from shopping in Oxford, she discovered the cables of her car had been cut and the catalytic converter stolen.

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She said: “Unless the Park and Rides can keep our cars safe, people will not go on using them and after this, I certainly won't want to use it again.”

She added: “I was not far from a supposed security camera and the cost of repairing this is quite substantial.”

Oxford City Council, who owns the park and ride, said: “Oxford’s park and ride facilities, operated by ODS, provide safe and secure parking for commuters and visitors to the city.

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“Redbridge is monitored by CCTV and it, and all of our other park and rides, meet the national Park Mark standard for vehicle security having passed a rigorous police examination.

“We are aware of one report of a catalytic converter theft this week. The customer was advised to report to the police, and we will assist the police with any relevant CCTV footage that we have.”

The incident has been reported to the police.

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This story was written by Rebecca Whittaker, she joined the team in 2019 as a multimedia reporter.

Rebecca covers education and news in Abingdon and Wantage.

Get in touch with her by emailing: Rebecca.Whittaker@newquest.co.uk or calling 07824524333

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