Hunt for hooded teenage vandal who kicked bonnet of car in Batford

CCTV images from Lower Luton Road, Batford

CCTV images from Lower Luton Road, Batford - Credit: Archant

The son of an elderly couple, whose work car was damaged by a teenage yob wearing a hoodie, is appealing for help to find the perpetrator.

CCTV images from Lower Luton Road, Batford

CCTV images from Lower Luton Road, Batford - Credit: Archant

Iain Major, 47, was staying at his parents’ house in Lower Luton Road, Batford, when they were all awoken by arguing youths - one of whom reportedly then kicked the white Ford Focus.

The vehicle is a prototype car and belongs to the power train engineer’s employers, Ford.

The incident happened at 1am last Sunday morning and was captured on CCTV, which the family installed outside their home.

The thug, who is thought to be white and aged between 14 and 17 years old, allegedly kicked down on the vehicle when it was parked in the driveway.

CCTV images from Lower Luton Road, Batford

CCTV images from Lower Luton Road, Batford - Credit: Archant


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Iain said: “There were four of them, drinking. One had a beer bottle in his hand. We all woke up because they were shouting and arguing among themselves. “One of them was extremely agitated and I watched out of the window as he karate kicked the car bonnet. The guy who did it had a hoodie on, which he had pulled up over his head. I just want to catch this moron so he can be arrested and charged with criminal damage.

“Presumably he did it out of frustration from the argument they were having. He was arguing with his fellow idiots – gesticulating to his morons then kicked the car on my parents’ drive. It is wanton vandalism without any provocation and he needs to be caught.

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“As soon as he did it, I went out after them. I was out there in just my shorts. The mouthy git said he hadn’t done anything. If anyone recognises them from the pictures, please give any information to police. I would really like their parents to get involved and bring them into line.”

If anyone has any information, contact police on non-emergency telephone number 101.

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