Brixington Lane vandalised

PUBLISHED: 13:20 19 December 2008 | UPDATED: 10:13 10 June 2010

THE elderly residents of Brixington Lane were distressed at having woken up to a row of smashed garden walls after vandals played demolition in the street.

THE elderly residents of Brixington Lane were distressed at having woken up to a row of smashed garden walls after vandals played demolition in the street.

A number of garden walls were smashed at the front of houses in Brixington Lane, the hard of hearing residents unaware of the damage being done to their property in the middle of the night.

The elderly residents are outraged at the senseless vandalism.

One of the victims Peter Chave, 68, said: "This is the third time in three years that our garden wall has been vandalised - it is disgusting."

Police have launched an investigation.

Czescaw Onyszko, 76, who lives with his disabled wife at one of the targeted homes, said he was outraged at having discovered the walls were knocked over.

Most of the homes targeted belong to elderly people who are either very ill or hard of hearing and can not fix the walls.

Pat Dalley, helper at one of the homes that was badly damaged, said she was the one who had broken the news to the neighbours and rang the police.

She said: "They (residents) are very poorly and don't need this kind of disgusting behaviour - how are they going to fix the walls or pay for the costs?"

If you any information on the crime please call CRIMESTOPPERS on (0800)555111 quoting reference number 184 19/12/08.


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