Vandals target disability car

The attack on Claire Lyon's mobility car
The attack on Claire Lyon's mobility car
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A DISABLED mum has spoken of her anger after her new mobility car was 
targeted by callous vandals.

At some point between 8pm on the November 9 and 8am on the November 10, thugs threw what appears to be paint stripper over Claire Lyon’s two-week-old mobility vehicle on Hunter Road, Marsh Green.

She said the damage was horrendous and she has been left “heartbroken” by the incident. She is now appealing to anyone with any information as to what has happened to the Nissan Juke to come forward to prevent it happening to anyone else.

Police are investigating the attack.

Ms Lyon, 46, said: “I’ve not a clue why someone would do this to my car. Some people have said they were maybe jealous because it’s a new car.

“I just think it’s such a waste. I have to pay excess on the insurance so it’s cost me money I could do without spending at this time of year when you’ve got kids and Christmas. I haven’t got my car back yet, I still have my courtesy car.

“I have fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome and I use a stick when I’m out and about for walking.

“Without a car I would be very restricted because I can’t walk very far at all.

“I was really upset when I found out. I didn’t even think of it being something like that at first, it looked like someone had thrown a pie at it.

“It was only later in the day when we took it to be jet washed and the paint started coming off we realised it was far worse.

“I was heartbroken. I hadn’t even had the car two weeks when it happened.”

Ms Lyon says she has no idea who did it and nearby CCTV cameras haven’t shown up the perpetrators.

She now wants to warn others in the area as she starts taking her own protective measures.

“The CCTV one of our neighbours has doesn’t show it,” added Ms Lyon.

“He’s had a look if he can see anyone around but he can’t see anyone.

“We’re going to put CCTV up ourselves because of it happening which is sad to do at your home. I can’t see why someone would want to do something like this.

“It really is a nasty thing to do.”