Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Olympic rower's car vandalised

A CAR belonging to GB rower Will Satch was vandalised in the early hours of bank holiday Monday

A CAR belonging to GB rower Will Satch was vandalised in the early hours of bank holiday Monday.

He was woken in his flat in Duke Street at about 2am by the sound of an argument and a loud crack.

He got up and went outside to the layby in the street where he parks his BMW and found a wing-mirror in the road and scuff marks on the chassis.

Satch, 25, said: ?There was a big commotion outside at about 1.50am. They were saying some awful things. It was really abusive shouting. Then there was the sound of a massive crack.

?When I went down and saw the damage I was absolutely furious. About £1,000 of damage has been done.

?There were trainer marks all over the car where the pane has been hit and a few dents and scratches. I will have to claim on my insurance, which will mean I will lose my no claims bonus yet they get away with it.?

Police told him later that a man had been caught on CCTV kicking the car five times.

It?s not the first time Satch?s sponsored car has been involved in an incident.

In August 2013, he was criticised by town councillors for parking it in the Duke Street loading bay. The rower said it was not his fault because parking was limited.

Satch, who rows for Leander Club, won a bronze medal in the coxless pair at the London 2012 Olympics.

Police said a man had been arrested.

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