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Mystery thugs cover cars in paintstripper
9:00pm Monday 1st October 2012 in News
A MOTHER and daughter are terrified after their cars were covered in paint-stripper within the space of a week.
Marilyn Newcome, 59, says she has no idea why she and her elderly mother Betty, 79, are being targeted.
On the morning of Wednesday, September 13 they discovered Marilyn’s Suzuki Splash, left in the driveway of their Catherine Hunt Way, had been covered with a substance that was causing the paintwork to “fizz and bang”.
The following Monday night, Betty’s Fiat Panda, was damaged in the same way.
Betty’s car was attacked the same way 18 months ago, Marilyn added, with the overall damage estimated at £16,000.
Anyone with information should contact Colchester Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
See Tuesday's Gazette for more.