Appleton Wiske home attacked by paint vandals

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POLICE are hunting vandals who deliberately splattered the garden gates and wall of a home with red paint.

The attack in Appleton Wiske, near Northallerton, was the latest in a series of incidents when the property has been targeted in recent months.

The latest happened last Saturday, February 22, when the suspects pulled up outside the bungalow in a small, light-coloured Peugeot car.

They got out of the vehicle and poured paint over the gates and garden wall before damaging an intercom which is built into the wall.

PC Catherine Skelton said: “The property has been targeted on a number of occasions in the past five months.

“The garden wall and gates have recently been installed following a previous incident in which paint was poured over a newly-laid driveway.”

She added: “The victims are naturally very upset about what has happened and I am appealing to anyone who can assist our investigation to contact us without delay.”

Anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious on Hornby Road on the night of February 22 or knows anything which could help the investigation, is urged to contact the police.

Contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option two and ask for PC Catherine Skelton or email Catherine.skelton@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.

To remain anonymous pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800-555111.

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2:33pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Davy Crocket says...

That's targeted damage ... They must surely have upset someone or ripped someone off !
That's targeted damage ... They must surely have upset someone or ripped someone off ! Davy Crocket
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3:06pm Wed 26 Feb 14

NO EINSTEIN says...

Davy Crocket wrote:
That's targeted damage ... They must surely have upset someone or ripped someone off !
I agree with Davy Crocket, the people who live here, or the police know more than they're saying.
[quote][p][bold]Davy Crocket[/bold] wrote: That's targeted damage ... They must surely have upset someone or ripped someone off ![/p][/quote]I agree with Davy Crocket, the people who live here, or the police know more than they're saying. NO EINSTEIN
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3:35pm Wed 26 Feb 14

settheworldonfire says...

What type of person lives there?
They could be something or have done something we do not know about...
No sympathy until the full story is printed....come on echo....
What type of person lives there? They could be something or have done something we do not know about... No sympathy until the full story is printed....come on echo.... settheworldonfire
  • Score: 3

3:46pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Ally F says...

Agree with all of the above. These things are never just random attacks, there's some motive behind them which must surely be known to the home owners. Why else would you fortify the front of your property to such an extent as 6ft high solid walls, gates and an intercom system?`
Agree with all of the above. These things are never just random attacks, there's some motive behind them which must surely be known to the home owners. Why else would you fortify the front of your property to such an extent as 6ft high solid walls, gates and an intercom system?` Ally F
  • Score: 3

1:43pm Thu 27 Feb 14

cushybutterfield says...

The point is it is still Criminal Damage, so where are the Police ?. A fair bet it is some person(s) fairly local. So it further begs the the question ......... ....Do we all have to Police our OWN streets now ?.
The point is it is still Criminal Damage, so where are the Police ?. A fair bet it is some person(s) fairly local. So it further begs the the question ......... ....Do we all have to Police our OWN streets now ?. cushybutterfield
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4:52pm Thu 27 Feb 14

settheworldonfire says...

cushybutterfield wrote:
The point is it is still Criminal Damage, so where are the Police ?. A fair bet it is some person(s) fairly local. So it further begs the the question ......... ....Do we all have to Police our OWN streets now ?.
It may be that residents need to police the streets, as the cops do not want to be out there patrolling decent residential areas.
Drug dealing rife on Low Mown Meadows in Crook Co. Durham, but never anyone raided or arrested.
[quote][p][bold]cushybutterfield[/bold] wrote: The point is it is still Criminal Damage, so where are the Police ?. A fair bet it is some person(s) fairly local. So it further begs the the question ......... ....Do we all have to Police our OWN streets now ?.[/p][/quote]It may be that residents need to police the streets, as the cops do not want to be out there patrolling decent residential areas. Drug dealing rife on Low Mown Meadows in Crook Co. Durham, but never anyone raided or arrested. settheworldonfire
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