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Police probe car vandalism in Brierfield

A CARE worker who had her car vandalised twice in a matter of weeks outside the same house in Brierfield fears she is being targeted.

A gang of teenage youths have twice caused damage to Lorraine Arden’s Renault Megane in Walter Street, Brierfield.

In the most recent incident, both wing mirrors were damaged.

Lorraine, 55, who lives in the Burnley area, said: “It started a few weeks ago when a group of young people were hanging around my car as I was inside it.

“They started sitting on the bonnet and I asked them to move on.

“ Then last week they were hanging around again while I was in the area, and when I came out of the house they had damaged the car.

“It’s not just the damage, either it is verbal abuse, threatening to damage my car and things like that.

“I do ten days on and four days off so I visit the house most days. It is worrying and quite intimidating.

“When I come out it is about 6pm so it is dark outside.

“Last week I would say there were around 15 of them hanging around.

“I’ve been told by police to consider parking somewhere else but I shouldn’t have to.

“I should be able to park there as that is where I am working.”

Police said they were investigating the latest incident, and urged any witnesses or anybody with information to call them on non-emergency number 101.

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12:31pm Wed 12 Dec 12

Return of the Magnificent se7en says...

This is why police should be able to deploy taser, that'd put a stop to mummys little soldier being a naughty boy.
This is why police should be able to deploy taser, that'd put a stop to mummys little soldier being a naughty boy. Return of the Magnificent se7en
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12:54pm Thu 13 Dec 12

HecticBigBoy says...

So the suggestion from the police is park somewhere else and then walk through the gang of teenage youths to get to and from your car. Hmmmmm good thinking from the police force!!!!

I guess its a gang of asians who show no respect for white women and the police will not do anything about moving them on, I'm a 50 year old white man and I feel threatened when they wont move and deliberately block your path....... Come on Police, be brave and face up to threatening situations, or can you not do that from inside the car?
So the suggestion from the police is park somewhere else and then walk through the gang of teenage youths to get to and from your car. Hmmmmm good thinking from the police force!!!! I guess its a gang of asians who show no respect for white women and the police will not do anything about moving them on, I'm a 50 year old white man and I feel threatened when they wont move and deliberately block your path....... Come on Police, be brave and face up to threatening situations, or can you not do that from inside the car? HecticBigBoy
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