THREE men wearing balaclavas were caught ripping number plates off a vehicle just outside of Cirencester.

The men were also spotted damaging the bumper and the bonnet of the vehicle, which was parked in Bowly Crescent, Siddington, at around 10.20pm on Tuesday, January 9.

They were carrying tools and are believed to have threatened a witness.

Police officers have urged anyone with information or CCTV footage about this incident to get in touch.

Information can be provided to the police by completing a form on Gloucestershire police's website quoting incident 453 of January 9.

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The information comes from a community alert - police are unable to accept reports of crime through Neighbourhood Alerts.