Frightened residents fear further attacks after 12 cars were vandalised on one street in the same night.

The vehicles were targeted on Beldon Road, Great Horton, in the early hours of Tuesday morning. They were badly scratched by a “sharp implement”, causing damage which will cost many hundreds of pounds to repair.

Mehwash Bibi’s Vauxhall Astra was damaged and she has been quoted between £400 and £500 for it to be resprayed.

Miss Bibi, who has lived on Beldon Road for five years, is worried the culplrit will return or hit other streets in the city.

The 24-year-old said: “We are all scared. Why did this person do it? What was the purpose of it? I don’t understand.

“You think your cars are safe when they are parked outside your house.

“I’m frightened about what could happen next.

“If this starts happening now, it could happen again if nothing is done about it.

“I’m worried that things could get thrown through the letterbox next.

“The same thing could happen on another street.

“We need to know how it is going to be sorted. Who is going to pay for the damage?

“Insurance prices are already huge. I can’t afford up to £500 to have my car resprayed.

“I don’t know whether to laugh or cry about this.”

Police said they are looking for one suspect. PC Dan Stocks, crime manager for the Bradford South Area Neighbourhood Team, said: “We have received reports of up to 12 cars being badly scratched in Beldon Road, Bradford, in the early hours of Tuesday.

“We believe the damage was caused by a single suspect with some kind of sharp implement.

“We would like to speak to anyone who might have seen a man, around 5ft 3ins tall with short dark hair, a light coloured jacket and dark bottoms in the Beldon Road/Daisy Street area, at around 2am.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.