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Paint attack on car in Sunderland street

Richard Brocklesby surveys the damage to his car after being told it is now a write-off.

Richard Brocklesby surveys the damage to his car after being told it is now a write-off.

A VOLUNTARY worker was left devastated after vandals wrecked his car when they thew a full pot of gloss paint over it.

Richard Brocklesby, 42, was getting ready to go to a job interview when he saw his paint-splattered Hyundai Amica.

The six-year-old car was given to Richard by his mum and late father and is now a write-off.

Richard, of Cooper Street, Roker, said: “The whole tin had come over the wall. It’s gloss paint so would be impossible to remove.

“There is no way of getting the paint off it. It would have to be completely stripped and resprayed and it’s not worth for a car of that age.

“I’m unemployed and I rely on the car to get to and from interviews. I had an interview yesterday and had to take public transport.”

A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said: “Police are appealing for information after a car had paint thrown on it. It happened between 9am on Sunday, August 17, and 9am on Monday.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 ext 59191, quoting reference 284 of August 18.

 

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