Late-night yobs target campervan in Chichester

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  1. News

    News NewsHound

    Sep 12, 2007
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    West Sussex Gazette. 22 July 2008

    A pain and injury specialist is counting the cost after yobs ran up his campervan bonnet and booted the windscreen in a late-night attack. Anthony Cropley, who owns Chichester Pain Clinic in Chapel Street, Chichester, awoke to find the damage to his VW campervan which cost him hundreds of pounds to repair.

    And the attack meant he could not rush to Worthing Hospital to meet his first grandson, Alfie Mark, who was born the previous night.

    "It looked like someone ran up my bonnet and kicked in the windscreen and had a go at my wing mirror, too," the 58-year-old said.

    This is not the first time Mr Cropley, of Chapel Street, has suffered at the hands of vandals. Since moving to the bungalow he shares with his partner Penny Forshaw last month, he has noticed a regular pattern of vandalism every other Friday night.

    "I moved from West Stoke to be closer to my work in Chapel Street. It is a nice, quiet neighbourhood where most people are in their 70s, 80s and 90s," Mr Cropley said. "But the second Friday I was here I noticed someone had tried to pull the wing mirror off my campervan and some others had been damaged.

    "Then my windscreen was smashed and my wing mirror damaged along with two other wing mirrors around the corner."District performance sergeant Anna Gent said an investigation had been launched into the vandalism. And she encouraged other residents in the area who had also had property damaged by vandals to report it.

    "Police are aware of the fact this is a route back from the city and we will be doing our best to identify who these youths are to see if they are linked to the damage," Sgt Gent said.

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  2. Geo

    Geo Trader - Funster

    Jul 29, 2007
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    Ther'e worse than the young uns by the sound of it:Rofl1::Rofl1:
  3. N Luyetund

    N Luyetund Deleted User

    ...just trying to picture someone running up the bonnet of a T2 or T4:Doh:

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