VIDEO: Ex-paratrooper catches alleged drive-by vandal on CCTV after £45k Aston Martin scratched

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A BUSINESSMAN and Army veteran caught a vandal on film causing damage to his new £45,000 luxury car

Former Para Brian Lormor had enjoyed a night out in Jesmond, Newcastle, before he and his fiancee Jane took a taxi back to their Houghton home.

Brian Lormor with his Aston Martin car which was scratched on Saturday night. He has security video footage which appears to show a taxi driver scratching the full length of the car.

Brian Lormor with his Aston Martin car which was scratched on Saturday night. He has security video footage which appears to show a taxi driver scratching the full length of the car.

The following morning, Mr Lormor woke to find his black Aston Martin DB9, which he had bought less than two months ago, had been scratched from one end to the other.

But the vandal’s attack was caught on CCTV, which showed a person leaning out of a black taxi and scratching Mr Lormor’s Aston Martin vehicle while driving past.

The footage has now been handed over to police as they look to find the person responsible.

Mr Lormor, whose company Lormor Telecommunications is based in Philadelphia, Houghton, said: “Every panel is damaged right up and down that side of the car.

“You can see on the CCTV the person leans out of the window and scratches it.

“With so much of the car damaged, it could be anything from £800 to £1,000 to fix it.”

Mr Lormor has since put the footage on Facebook and has been inundated with messages of support in trying to identify the culprit.

The 35-year-old, who served in the Parachute Regiment, added: “It’s only the past year or so that I’ve made any money.

“This time last year, I couldn’t afford a car. I’ve worked hard all of my life to have things like this car. Now, I just want to find out who has done this.”

Mr Lormor’s car was damaged on Saturday just before 9.30pm.

Police have been made aware of the vandalism and say those with information should call the non-emergency 101 line.