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'Scum' vandalise poorly OAP's car
A DISABLED pensioner has hit out at the “low-life scum” who sprayed foul language and a swastika on his car while it was parked outside his home.
Peter Kinsella, 77, was stunned to see the damage to his Hyundai i10, which had been parked in a disabled space.
Two tyres were let down, and all three sides of the vehicle covered in black spray paint, including a swastika on the bonnet.
A hole was punched into the front bumper and the sides were scraped with an unknown object.
The retired construction worker said: “I was heartbroken, shell-shocked and stunned. They are low-life.
“I thought ‘how are we going to get around? Even the number plates had been painted, it was impossible to drive.
“My wife, Jean, was heartbroken, we were scared.”
The damage was discovered at 2pm on Sunday, August 11, outside their home in Avenue Road, Banbury.
He said he was told by insurers Rias that he would have to put in two claims for different types of damage, each with a £300 excess.
Faced with the paperwork and the need to get the damage repaired, he paid the £1,167.77 cleaning costs from his own pocket.
The grandfather-of-four said: “I just wanted to get the car done and get it back to normal.”
Mr Kinsella is registered disabled after complications from open heart surgery left him with paralysis in his feet.
He said: “Everyone in the area is convinced it was done by somebody with a grudge against me.”
His wife, 77, said: “They are low-life, scum and cowards.
“When I looked out of the window I just felt sick.”
Of the foul language that was sprayed on the car she said: “I can’t imagine how you could write something like that, not only to hurt us but for the fact there are children around.
“Those children were looking, asking ‘what is that? What does that say?’ “They haven’t got any respect for anybody.”
Thames Valley Police spokesman James Williams said inquiries into the vandalism were continuing, but no arrests had been made.