Flintshire motorist angry as car vandalised

Published date: 27 December 2013 |
Published by: David Humphreys
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A DISABLED man has spoken of his horror at finding his car broken into and vandalised.

Tim Oram discovered the back window of his Vauxhall Corsa vehicle had been smashed, with the doors left with scratch marks when he picked it up on Saturday morning in Shotton.

Mr Oram, 50, of Rowden Street, Shotton, parked the car in the car park of the Castle Inn on Brook Road in the town to enjoy a night out with a friend.

But when he returned he found his back windscreen smashed and the paintwork scratched.

He said: “I went to go and pick up my mate and we went to the pub.

“I parked it in the pub car park and left it there overnight.

“I went back for the car on Saturday morning and found it like that.#

“The pub car park was packed so it’s not like my car stood out.

“I was extremely angry, there’s no CCTV there either.”

Mr Oram suffers from rheumatoid arthritis in his knees, limiting his ability to walk long distances.

He said the car is a lifeline to him getting around.

The vandalism attack comes a week after Mr Oram’s parking woes outside his home were highlighted in the Leader.

He added: “My philosophy is – if someone has a problem with me, why don’t they come and say it to me?

“I’ve had a bad time with my knees anyway, it has left me feeling even
more down.

“I don’t understand why they’ve done this. It doesn’t make sense.”

Mr Oram said the damage to his vehicle has left him out of pocket and struggling for money just days before Christmas. He said he simply cannot afford the costs of repairing the damage.

“I’m really struggling to tide myself over at the moment and I can’t afford to pay out. It’s simply not fair.

“Luckily I’m covered for the window and people have been out to repair that already but I can’t afford to pay for the body work to be fixed.”

Mr Oram said he did not report the incident to North Wales Police.

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