Littleham man fed-up with home being targeted by yobs

A FED-UP Littleham man targeted by vandals is thinking of moving abroad to get away from the problem. The 60-year-old, who lives on Capel Lane, had thousands of pounds worth of damage caused at his home last week. The man, who refused to be named in fear

A FED-UP Littleham man targeted by vandals is thinking of moving abroad to get away from the problem.

The 60-year-old, who lives on Capel Lane, had thousands of pounds worth of damage caused at his home last week.

The man, who refused to be named in fear of further trouble occurring, had a front window smashed at his property as well as his car vandalised on Tuesday, April 6.

He said he was no stranger to having his home damaged by young vandals and had endured such problems for a number of months.

Describing the latest incident, he said: "It was about 10 in the evening and I was in bed. I then heard a huge explosion on the driveway.

"I got dressed and went outside in the rain. I then saw that the tailgate of my car had been smashed.

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"There was glass all over the driveway. The police then turned up. After I finished mopping up the glass, I noticed the front window of my house had also been hit."

He added: "There are a number of windows at homes in this area that have had items thrown at them, often at properties in Nelson Drive. Sadly, it appears that I have been targeted."

The man, who now has the front of his home bordered up, said the only thing preventing him from moving abroad to get away from the trouble was the fact he has family still living in Exmouth.

"I visit them every day and I do not really want to leave them behind," he said.

"The police have a number of similar incidents on their record which I have experienced. There appears to be nothing you can do about it.

"You could go out at night and smash their cars up but then you become what you most despise."

PC Dave Evans, of Exmouth police, said: "Two unknown males were seen running from the scene by a neighbour. We have conducted enquiries in the area, gone door to door and there is nothing there forensically.

Anyone with information about the incident should call Devon and Cornwall police on 08452 777444, quoting crime reference number on KE/10760.

PC Evans added: "We would urge people that if there are any incidents in and around Capel Lane, people should report them so we know what's going on.

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