Vandal causes £4,000 worth of damage in shocking paint attack on Burnley couple's car

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A couple were left shocked after their car was spattered with paint outside their Burnley home in a random early hours of the morning attack.

The incident, which caused around £4,000 worth of damage to the vehicle, happened just after 2am on Tuesday in Cog Lane. Images of the culprit were caught on CCTV cameras at two shops in the area.

Victim Steve Lupton said: "There isn't a clear image of the person involved but he can be seen walking from the Heather Bank area along Cog Lane carrying a tin of paint."

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Steve only discovered the damage to the Peugeot 2008 SUV when he got up for work on Tuesday at 6am.

The shocking image of the Lupton's car after the paint attackThe shocking image of the Lupton's car after the paint attack
The shocking image of the Lupton's car after the paint attack | other

He said: "I opened the curtains and saw the roof of the car was covered in white emulsion paint.

"When I went outside I saw the full extent of the damage."

Steve did a quick search of the area to see if he could find the paint tin but he believes the person responsible took it with them.

Unable to use the vehicle, Steve's boss at BCS Automotive Interface Solutions in Burnley, where he works in the warehouse, picked him up for his shift. He later reported the incident to the police and his insurance company.

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Steve (55) who lives with his wife Liz, a nursery nurse at Taywood Nursery in Accrington Road, added: "We have no idea why this has happened but we believe it is a random attack.

"Our car is at the end of the street so maybe that's why it was targeted. I have lived here all my life and nothing like this has ever happened before."

A spokesman for Lancashire Police confirmed today the incident was being investigated.

Anyone who thinks they may have information relating to the incident is asked to contact police by ringing 101 and quoting crime number LC 20200526-033104/83516/20