Mother’s plea for vandalism to stop

Jackie Smith wants to know why she is suffering at the hands of vandals. Her car was the latest target.
Jackie Smith wants to know why she is suffering at the hands of vandals. Her car was the latest target.
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A MARCH woman has suffered for more than a year at the hands of vandals and is making a personal appeal to the culprits to ask them why.

Jackie Smith, of Station Road, has no idea why she appears to have been targeted and said the strain of the incidents is now affecting her whole family.

She said: “My daughter is terrified. She’s 17 but she won’t stay in the house on her own and if it’s dark, she won’t go out. Our anxiety levels are sky-high.”

The catalogue of damage has including car windows being smashed, rocks being thrown through house windows and fences being broken.

On Christmas Day morning, the family discovered the windscreen on one of their cars had been broken.

“I want to ask them why,” Jackie said. “I have racked my brains and can’t think of any reason. If I’ve done something to offend someone, please tell me.”

The vandalism and damage has been escalating and Jackie is scared that someone is soon going to be hurt.

“I’ve got a disabled grandson who stays over regularly. What if he’s in the living room when someone throws a rock through the window? He already has enough to deal with.”

The police have been notified and the matter has been passed to the neighbourhood policing unit who will be making house-to-house enquiries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact them on 101.