Vandals badly damage motorhome in Rishton

Thugs broke into Jackie Waring’s Lunar Roadstar motorhome, which was parked near her home in Parker Street, and tore the engine apart.

It was the second incident in the street in less than a week.

Days earlier, Allan Presho’s home was hit by a motorist - who then made off.

The motorhome was damaged at some point on Wednesday night or Thursday morning, but nothing was stolen and no other vehicles in the street were believed to have been damaged.

Part of the bumper was torn off, the engine had been ripped apart, wiring damaged, interior lights broken, the dashboard smashed, and the steering column was also damaged.

Jackie, 56, said she believes it was wrecked during stormy weather on Wednesday.

She said: “People have told us they saw it on Wednesday night and it looked all right.

“A neighbour told us the bonnet was open, and when we went out to look, it had been extensively damaged.

“We haven’t got the exact figure yet but it will be running into the thousands.

“We don’t think it was children because it would take an adult to do that.

“There was a flat screen television in and other stuff worth hundreds, like a DVD, sat nav and microwave, inside but not taken so that in itself was really odd.

“My grandparents lived here, and my parents, and I’ve lived here all my life.

“I feel violated. I’m disheartened with Rishton and with society.

“I have been ill and just had a brain scan, and I’m waiting for the results back, and it’s nearly Christmas too.

“What do people gain from this?”

A police spokesman said: “Rishton Neighbourhood Policing Team is appealing for witnesses after extensive damage was caused to a motorhome whilst parked in a compound on Parker Street, Rishton.

“If you have any information please call 01254 353334. ”

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6:19pm Sat 21 Dec 13

juanbbien says...

Bloody disgusting what scum would do this mindless act to someone's property !i hope they are caught and made to pay
Bloody disgusting what scum would do this mindless act to someone's property !i hope they are caught and made to pay juanbbien

9:03pm Sat 21 Dec 13

denidenideni says...

This is proof that East Lancashire has gone down to the gutters, too many half way houses, druggies, benefit claimants, DSS houses. The decent people left are having to pick up the pieces and try to live decent lives.
I blame Jack Straw, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, who are all millionaires and don't even think about the legacy they have left by spending all the money and heaving the UK bankrupt.
They never gave a S..T about us here in Lancashire, only the south east.
This is proof that East Lancashire has gone down to the gutters, too many half way houses, druggies, benefit claimants, DSS houses. The decent people left are having to pick up the pieces and try to live decent lives. I blame Jack Straw, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, who are all millionaires and don't even think about the legacy they have left by spending all the money and heaving the UK bankrupt. They never gave a S..T about us here in Lancashire, only the south east. denidenideni

9:56pm Sat 21 Dec 13

M Foster says...

denidenideni wrote:
This is proof that East Lancashire has gone down to the gutters, too many half way houses, druggies, benefit claimants, DSS houses. The decent people left are having to pick up the pieces and try to live decent lives.
I blame Jack Straw, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, who are all millionaires and don't even think about the legacy they have left by spending all the money and heaving the UK bankrupt.
They never gave a S..T about us here in Lancashire, only the south east.
Well said. The very definition of Champagne Socialists. Those 3 should be up in court for what they have inflicted on this, OUR, country - along with another traitor, CaMoron, of course.
[quote][p][bold]denidenideni[/bold] wrote: This is proof that East Lancashire has gone down to the gutters, too many half way houses, druggies, benefit claimants, DSS houses. The decent people left are having to pick up the pieces and try to live decent lives. I blame Jack Straw, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, who are all millionaires and don't even think about the legacy they have left by spending all the money and heaving the UK bankrupt. They never gave a S..T about us here in Lancashire, only the south east.[/p][/quote]Well said. The very definition of Champagne Socialists. Those 3 should be up in court for what they have inflicted on this, OUR, country - along with another traitor, CaMoron, of course. M Foster

1:39am Sun 22 Dec 13

Copperhead says...

It'll be Irish Travellers wanting spare parts for a motorhome they stole from somewhere else.
My caravan was stolen and the Police and the insurance loss adjusters both told me that all caravan and motorhome thefts in the UK are committed by Irish travellers.
Some years ago, the government in Eire changed the law on trespass from a civil offence ( as it still is in the UK ) to a criminal offence so the Garda could take action quickly against travellers who had set up camp illegally.
So they come over here to thieve and spoil this country with their filthy ways.
It'll be Irish Travellers wanting spare parts for a motorhome they stole from somewhere else. My caravan was stolen and the Police and the insurance loss adjusters both told me that all caravan and motorhome thefts in the UK are committed by Irish travellers. Some years ago, the government in Eire changed the law on trespass from a civil offence ( as it still is in the UK ) to a criminal offence so the Garda could take action quickly against travellers who had set up camp illegally. So they come over here to thieve and spoil this country with their filthy ways. Copperhead

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