Mystery car leaves Wheathampstead home in pieces after driving into wall
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A Grade II listed family home has been left in pieces after a mystery rogue driver crashed into it before driving off.
Jannine Oxley, 39, of Station Road, Wheathampstead, came home on December 30 to find their study in their recently converted home in tatters after a suspected Silver BMW 3 Series drove into the wall.
The Grade II building suffered cracks and a hole in the wall, but thankfully no one was home at the time of the crash, which is estimated to have happened between 2-3pm.
Jannine said: “They must have been going at some speed to cause this much damage.
“I can’t understand why someone would just drive off, I just can’t believe someone would do that.
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“I have a three year old and a six year old, and they are finding it hard to understand why someone would do this to their home.”
While the rest of the house luckily remains secure, the office is at risk of collapse.
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They are currently using tarpaulin to cover up the hole as the family can’t do anything else until their insurance company surveys the damage.
Jannine added: “We’re still waiting to hear back from the insurance, but because it is the holiday period so no one can come soon.
“It’s Grade II listed so we’re not allowed to do anything else.”
The location of the crash also adds to the mystery of the situation.
Jannine said: “What I find baffling is that if there was any wall they were going to crash into, I never would have though it would be this one.
“There’s another wall before the office where there is space to park, and we are surprised that wasn’t the wall it crashed into, it really must have been going at a high speed.
“It’s been hard, but I’ve had my cry and now we’ve just got to get on with it, and that’s what we’re doing.”
Herts Police are appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information should contact them via the non-emergency number 101.