Brothers’ fury after vandals target cars

A Mercedes, BMW and VW Scirocco parked in the drive of a residence on Clitheroe Road in St Annes were deliberately 'keyed' at some time on Saturday night, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage.
A Mercedes, BMW and VW Scirocco parked in the drive of a residence on Clitheroe Road in St Annes were deliberately 'keyed' at some time on Saturday night, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage.

Three brothers are facing bills running into thousands of pounds after their luxury cars were all targeted in a mindless vandal attack.

Adam, Craig and Paul Levin had their cars parked on the driveway of their family home on Clitheroe Road, St Annes, when they were targeted overnight.

A Mercedes, BMW and VW Scirocco parked in the drive of a residence on Clitheroe Road in St Annes were deliberately 'keyed' at some time on Saturday night, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage.  PIC BY ROB LOCK'10-1-2015

A Mercedes, BMW and VW Scirocco parked in the drive of a residence on Clitheroe Road in St Annes were deliberately 'keyed' at some time on Saturday night, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage. PIC BY ROB LOCK'10-1-2015

The Mercedes E class, BMW One series and VW Scirocco, with a total value of more than £50,000, were ‘keyed’, having their panels severely scratched to remove paintwork.

The vandalism has left the trio, twins Adam and Craig, 21, and 24-year-old Paul, with bills runnings into thousands of pounds, with the Mercedes anticipated to cost around £3,000 to repair, as well as looking to install CCTV at a cost of around £400.

Paul said: “It’s just devastating. You work hard and save up and treat yourself, and then this puts a dent in all that you’ve done.

“I don’t know if it’s just jealousy.”

The family has been quoted £550 apiece for the white VW and red BMW to be repainted, while the Mercedes is anticipated to cost close to £3,000 to repair.

Mother Lorraine, 54, said she was gutted to see the damage to the cars her sons, who all work as engineers, have worked hard to buy.

She said: “I’m devastated, they all work really hard and have earned these cars, it just doesn’t seem fair.

“It’s hundreds of pounds of damage. We don’t know if they’ve been directly targeted or it was just someone walking past.”

The incident happened on the in-and-out driveway of their home on Clitheroe Road, St Annes, some time between 6pm on January 4 and 9am the following day.

The vandals attacked just hours after the Scirocco was back on the road after being struck in a hit and run incident.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said: “Anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area at the time should contact police on 101.”