Anger of Jag owner af­ter cat­a­pult yobs dam­age car

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A car owner says he is fed up af­ter yobs armed with cat­a­pults smashed the win­dows of his “pride and joy”.

Troy Pow­ell, 24, of Harper Road in South Ash­ford, had left his Jaguar parked near his home on Thurs­day night last week.

But a group of teenagers cy­cled past and fired stones with their cat­a­pults at his car, caus­ing thou­sands of pounds worth of dam­age.

On Face­book Mr Pow­ell, who is a car sales­man, posted that it is not the first time it has hap­pened, and said he felt “sick and tired” of find­ing dam­age to his car.

He ap­pealed for any­one who knows who the youths are to come for­ward and tell the po­lice, so that fur­ther dam­age can be stopped.

Mr Pow­ell said: “I have re­ported it to the po­lice, but they are not re­ally do­ing any­thing about it.

“I’ve been told that I will need to get a new car door and win­dow, which is not easy to get hold of.

“I have saved up for years to get this car.

“Ev­ery­one knows it’s my pride and joy, so for some­one to do what they did is re­ally ir­ri­tat­ing.”

The po­lice have re­ceived other re­ports of a group of young­sters roam­ing around Ash­ford fir­ing stones at cars.

Last sum­mer there were a num­ber of re­ports of youths tar­get­ing wildlife at Sin­gle­ton Lake, which led to a dis­per­sal or­der be­ing im­posed in the area to stop youths gath­er­ing.

Then in De­cem­ber we re­ported that a bus had to be aban­doned af­ter the win­dows were pelted with stones.

Po­lice spokesman Martin Very said of­fi­cers re­ceived the re­port of the dam­aged pas­sen­ger win­dow while the car was parked unat­tended be­tween 8pm and 8.15pm on Thurs­day.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion that can help is asked to con­tact po­lice on 01843 222289 and quote ref­er­ence ZY/5317/17 or to con­tact Kent Crimestop­pers anony­mously on 0800 555 111.

What do you think? Write to Ken­tish Ex­press, 34-36 North Street, Ash­ford, TN24 8JR or email ken­tish­ex­press@thek­m­group.co.uk

Pic­ture: Gary Brownel FM4674344

Troy Pow­ell in­spect­ing the dam­age

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