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Election-related vandalism reported in Toronto

Police are investigating election-related vandalism targeting Liberal supporters in the central Toronto riding of St. Paul's.

Police are investigating election-related vandalism targeting Liberal supporters in the central Toronto riding of St. Paul's.

There were about eight acts of vandalism, including damaged cars and Liberal lawn signs in the residential area around Eglinton Avenue between Avenue Road and Mount Pleasant Avenue over the weekend, Toronto police said. Police couldn't provide specifics about the nature of the damage to the cars.

One home had the words "Liberal scum" spray-painted on a wall.

"There actually could be more occurrences. [Residents] could be waking up now and they could be calling us with further reports of vandalism," said Toronto police Const. Tony Vella.

It's not the first time the riding of St. Paul's has seen election vandalism.

During both the federal election in the spring and the provincial election in 2007, signs and cars were vandalized in the area. Police are investigating but no suspects have been identified and no charges have been laid.