POLICE are hunting vandals who went on a wrecking spree in a Wrexham village.
Yobs left a trail of destruction in Llay, where they also scrawled lewd graffiti.
Whitings chip shop on Council Street was among the property targeted on Sunday night, and a woman from Bryn Place had the windscreen wipers ripped from her newly-purchased Peugeot 306.
A 59-year-old resident, who did not want to be named, awoke on Monday to find his Kia Sedona covered in silver spray paint.
He told the Leader: “They had written ‘p***k’ on the side of my car, and I spent hours scrubbing it off with turpentine.
“I didn’t report it to police because I thought I might have been made a target.
“I was so annoyed. It’s terrible.”
Father-of-four Craig Jones, 36, of Bryn Place, first knew about the graffiti on his garden wall when police came knocking.
He said: “I’m fed up of it now.
“Before Christmas they threw a concrete bollard at my door, and it frightened the life out of me.
“Then they ripped up the conifers from my garden, and now this.”
Llay councillor Terry Boland is hopeful someone will be caught so they can be made to pay for the cost of repairs.
He said: “If these people aren’t caught, they are never punished. Anybody with information must contact the police.”
Cllr Malcolm Taylor is hopeful the creation of a skate park at nearby Alyn Waters Country will lead to a decrease in anti-social behaviour.
He said: “I’m annoyed about this because things were on the up again in Llay.
“We had a spate of arson attacks down on the Dingle, but the PCSOs had that under control. Hopefully this is just a glitch.”
A spokesman for North Wales Police said: “We were called at 8.40pm on Sunday to reports of youths spray painting a car and chip shop in Council Street in Llay. Wrexham Council was notified.”
Anyone with information can call the police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.