A FURIOUS businessman has been left counting the cost after vandals caused around £2,000 worth of wanton damage to his car.
Troy Avery, owner of leather restoration firm Tanya Hide in Waldergrave Street, had parked his vehicle in Cornwallis Street only to find it vandalised after he finished work.
He said: “They used some form of stripper which was poured over the roof. Panels were also damaged, as well as doors, mirrors and bumpers.
“I use the car for my business and it cost me around £2,000 in total to get it repaired.
“The sign displaying the business name had to be redone.
“As soon as I discovered what they (vandals) did I drove up to the police station in Hastings to report it.
“I was so furious and totally peeved off. I only started the business last September and it has been a struggle building it up. With the vandalism, it makes me question whether it’s worth carrying on.”
Mr Avery, 47, who lives in Buxton Drive, Bexhill, said he suffers from depression, Raynaud’s disease, a condition that affects the blood supply to the fingers and toes, and fibromyalgia, which is a condition that causes chronic pain all over the body.
He says he decided to set up his firm, as he refused to just live off Incapacity Benefit.
Police are investigating the incident.