Car vandals target family

PUBLISHED: 12:34 02 February 2006 | UPDATED: 09:32 06 May 2010

Stephen and Kirstie Hardy-Butt and their damaged car

Stephen and Kirstie Hardy-Butt and their damaged car

A WOMAN is concerned for her family after paint stripper was poured over her car. Kirstie and Stephen Hardy-Butt believe a personal vendetta led to the incident which happened around 10pm one night. Mrs Hardy-Butt, 31, of Valley Way, Stevenage, told The C

A WOMAN is concerned for her family after paint stripper was poured over her car.

Kirstie and Stephen Hardy-Butt believe a personal vendetta led to the incident which happened around 10pm one night.

Mrs Hardy-Butt, 31, of Valley Way, Stevenage, told The Comet: "I am so worried I can't sleep. Every noise I hear I think they have come back."

The white liquid was poured over her car which made the paintwork bubble up causing £2,280 of damage.

Her insurance company has told her this is more than the car is worth.

The couple's car was the only vehicle in their road to be targeted which is why they believe they have been specifically picked out. The car's headlight was also smashed.

Police are investigating the incident and have taken samples of the liquid believed to be paint stripper, taken photos of the damage and reviewed CCTV tapes.

A police spokesman said the CCTV tapes did not reveal anything.


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