A WOMAN is considering installing CCTV cameras outside her home after her car was vandalised for the second time in
A WOMAN is considering installing CCTV cameras outside her home after her car was vandalised for the second time in 18 months.
Heather Durrant, of Gainsborough Hill, Henley, was upset after finding three large scratches on the paintwork of her blue Vauxhall Corsa.
The marks, one more than 1ft long, had been made on the passenger side of the car while it was parked on the pavement outside her house and in a parking space in a lay-by.
In summer 2013, Mrs Durrant’s other car, a Subaru, was scratched along the boot but she never found out who was responsible.
The retired housekeeper, who has lived on the Gainsborough estate for 36 years, said: “Straight away when I saw the damage I thought it was deliberate, not against me personally but just someone walking past and deciding to do it. If it was an accident with a pushchair or bike, why haven’t they come to the door and said something?
“Some of my neighbours have had their cars scratched too but none of us can put our finger on who is doing it.
“If and when they get a car of their own I hope they will realise just how much it costs to repair malicious damage done like this. Fellow residents, please name and shame if you know who did this. They need to be stopped.”
Mrs Durrant, who moved to her current home four years ago, has reported the criminal damage to the police who advised her to install security cameras outside the house.
“I’m seriously thinking about getting CCTV,” she said. “The damage to the other car cost £100 to fix, so God knows how much this will cost.”