Appeal after car pelted with ACID for second time in 18 months

A Sheffield man is on the hunt for those responsible for pouring ‘acid’ over his car- the second attack in less than 18 months.

Monday, 22nd June 2020, 7:14 pm

Craig Haslingden said acid was splattered over the vehicle’s windows, lights and paintwork while it was parked outside his home in the early hours of this morning (June 22).

The acid has stripped the paint to the metal, melted any plastic trim and ruined one of the Citroen C-Crosser’s rear lights.

Mr Haslingden, who lives on Bannerdale Road, said this is the second time this has happened in 18 months, adding: “Our insurance excess is sky high from the last claim. This will require a complete re-spray so I suspect it's a write off.”

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The car was vandalised while parked outside a Sheffield home this morning.

He said he ‘wasn’t sure’ why his family were being targeted as no other cars on the road had been vandalised.

A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: "We received a call today (June 24) at 6:54am for reports of criminal damage to a vehicle on Bannerdale Road in Sheffield.

“The caller reported that a grey Citroen C-Crosser had been damaged with chemicals.

Officers and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue attended and enquiries are on-going to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the damage.

It happened on Bannerdale Road.

“Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 147 of 22 June 2020."

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