Vandal should pay for car damage, says Lauren

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A YOUNG woman is appealing for help in finding the culprit who smashed her car windscreen then covered it with chips and cheese.

Lauren Evans, aged 27, of Neill Road, Hunters Bar, Sheffield, woke up on the morning of her car’s MOT to discover her windscreen smashed and her car smeared with the remnants of takeaway food.

Lauren, who this year was laid off from her job with a construction firm, said she wants the person responsible to pay for the damage.

“I have recently been made redundant and have enough to deal with,” she said.

“I don’t want anyone to get into trouble for this, I just want the person responsible to pay for the damage.

“It cost me £75 for a new windscreen and £15 to get the car cleaned and valeted to get rid of the glass that had fallen inside.

“It is just outrageous that I am expected to pay for something I have not done.”

Anyone with information about the vandalism - committed some time between 9.30pm last Friday and 10am on Saturday - should call South Yorkshire Police on 0114 220 2020 and quote crime reference number is K/91413/2011.

n A car was damaged after flames from a pile of burning wood spread.

The car was parked near Lowood Club, Station Road, Deepcar, Sheffield, at the time of the incident.

Firefighters have recorded the cause of the blaze as accidental.

But a Renault Scenic found burning on Thornwood Close, Thurnscoe, Rotherham, had been deliberately set alight. Firefighters tackled the blaze.