Joyrid­ers scream­ing ‘like they were on a fair ride’ smash through man’s wall

GRAND­DAD SLAMS DRIVER WHO DROVE OFF

Hull Daily Mail - - NEWS - By Dan Kemp dan.kemp@reach­plc.com

A HULL grand­dad has slammed “joyrid­ers” who ploughed into the front of his home, just me­ters away from his wife and grand­chil­dren.

Reg Fox, of Willerby Road, west Hull, was sat in the back gar­den at his home on Satur­day evening when a car car­ry­ing at least three peo­ple smashed through his gar­den wall as his fam­ily en­joyed their night in.

Mr Fox de­scribed hear­ing a “big bang” and “scream­ing” as the sil­ver BMW went through his front gar­den wall at the junc­tion of Willerby Road and Ridge­way Road.

But if that was not bad enough, he was left shocked to see the driver im­me­di­ately re­verse away and speed off, leav­ing well over £1,000 of dam­age be­hind him.

The wall was de­stroyed and part of the car was dam­aged and fell off in Mr Fox’s gar­den.

The grand­fa­ther said: “If it was a sin­gle brick wall then it could have gone straight through it and gone into the house.

“It re­versed out and drove off. It must have done con­sid­er­able dam­age to the car. The grill was left in the front gar­den. It’s joyrid­ers we think.

“The win­dows were all open and ev­ery­one in the car was scream­ing like they were on a thrill ride, like at Hull Fair.”

One of Mr Fox’s neigh­bours even jumped in their car and tried to chase the cul­prits to get the car’s reg­is­tra­tion plate, but they man­aged to get away.

Now, he be­lieves he could have to fork out up to £2,000 to fix the dam­age, although he is thank­ful none of his fam­ily were hurt.

“I was sat in the gar­den and my wife was sat in the liv­ing room with my grand­daugh­ter when it hap­pened. We have a gazebo and I was sat in there,” he said.

“I thought, ‘what the hell was that?’ With it be­ing a 40mph road and quite a busy junc­tion, there has been quite a few ac­ci­dents.

“My grand­son looked out of the bay win­dow and he saw it.”

Any­one with any in­for­ma­tion should call Hum­ber­side Po­lice on 101.

Reg Fox, of Willerby Road, west Hull, was sat in the back gar­den at his home on Satur­day evening when a car car­ry­ing at least three peo­ple smashed through his gar­den wall as his fam­ily en­joyed their night in

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