Police investigate more vandalism

By Emily Pearce

Monday, December 31, 2012


Police investigate more vandalism

Malcolm Tolley with his car, which was among those damaged in Cowes on Christmas Eve. Isle of Wight police are now investigating fresh vandalism.

CARS belonging to elderly and disabled people were targeted by vandals for a second time at the weekend.

Just days after vehicles were damaged at Park Court in Park Road, Cowes — a supported housing complex for the elderly — vandals have again ripped windscreen wipers and wing mirrors off residents' cars.

Police are investigating two reports of criminal damage from Saturday (29) night, following the first spate on vandalism on Christmas Eve.

One of the vehicles was a courtesy car lent to Malcolm Tolley, 72, whose specialist £13,000 Motability car was damaged previously.

He said: "It's absolutely shocking that elderly and disabled people should suffer like this. Now my courtesy car has been damaged I can't leave the house, I've no other way of getting around.

"People are moving their cars away now because it's just not safe to keep them here."

Reporter: emilyp@iwcpmail.co.uk

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