A BOWERHILL resident has expressed her dismay after her son’s car was vandalised whilst parked on their driveway.
The incident took place overnight on Tuesday 27th August – and Angie Gazzard suspects that a number of similar incidents in the days that followed could be linked.
In the town, during the period of Thursday 29th August to Tuesday 3rd September, Wiltshire Police confirmed that four other cars – in the Market Place, King Street, Queensway and Bowmans Court – were also vandalised. However police say that the incidents appear to be unrelated.
Angie said, “My son’s car was vandalised using four bricks causing extensive damage to his windscreen, and marks to his roof and passenger door whilst the vehicle was parked on a private drive. Damage was also made to the driveway by the bricks used. Unfortunately there were no witnesses, as the damage was caused after 11.30pm. It is a disgrace that this can happen – especially whilst the vehicle was parked off the road.
“My son only passed his test in June and was devastated by this. We have had to pay for the windscreen replacement ourselves as the police are not interested.”
A spokesperson for Wiltshire Police said, “I can confirm we received a report of criminal damage to a Citroen C1 parked in Hornchurch Road, overnight on August 27th/28th. The windscreen was smashed with a brick. Anyone who witnessed the incident should call 101 and quote crime reference number 54190084942.”