Vandals damage cars in white paint attack

One of the damaged vehicles
One of the damaged vehicles
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A NIGHT at the theatre was ruined for a visitor whose car was among several vehicles targeted by vandals.

Beverley Williams had come from Coulsdon in Surrey with a friend to watch the finals concert at the White Rock, organised by Hastings Musical Festival, on Saturday evening (March 19).

But after the show she discovered her dark green car was covered in white paint.

Several other cars parked in the car park behind the theatre in St Margarets Road had suffered the same fate.

Ms Williams said: “I’m so disgusted as several hundred pounds worth of damage was caused.

“Every panel on one side of the car, including the bumper and wheels is covered in white paint. Several other vehicles also suffered the same damage.

“My friend and I had driven from Coulsdon to come to Hastings to watch the finals concert. I grew up in Hastings and am a keen supporter of the musical festival and used to take part in it on many occasions.”

She said she parked her car at around 6.30pm and returned four hours later. The two cars parked either side of her’s were also vandalised.

The car park is owned by Hastings Borough Council and does have CCTV.

But Kevin Boorman, the authority’s spokesman, said the camera unfortunately did not capture any suspicious activity on Saturday evening.

He said: “It was focused on Falaise Road as there have been concerns about coaches that park there being vandalised. As a result of Saturday’s incident we will now make sure the camera regularly covers St Margarets Road car park and increasing the patrols of our parking attendants there, making extra visits.”

Ms Williams reported the matter to police. If anyone has any information they can contact Sussex Police on 0845 6070999.