Belfast Telegraph

Mum's anger as car is damaged in 'mystery' Holywood incident

The damage caused to the Land Rover Discovery
The damage caused to the Land Rover Discovery
Mark Bain

By Mark Bain

A Belfast mother says that her children could easily have been killed after her car suffered extensive damage in an unexplained incident in Holywood on Wednesday.

Angela Hunter had parked her Land Rover at Strand Mews in the town at 9am and returned at 2pm to find the rear of the vehicle "completely and utterly wrecked".

"No one appears to have seen or heard anything, which is unbelievable as by the look of the car there would have been a lot of noise," she told the Belfast Telegraph.

"It's a mystery how this happened and I'm so angry that whoever has done this just left.

"Police have been making house to house calls in the area, but tell me that without a witness it will be almost impossible to do anything about it."

Ms Hunter said she will be left with a hefty excess to pay from her insurance "unless someone comes forward with any information through no fault of my own".

"I know if my children had been in the back of the car they could well have been killed.

"There are rear seats in the boot of the vehicle. The impact damage is quite high up on the vehicle, which to me makes it look like something has come down on top of the car."

Police confirmed they received a report that a parked vehicle had been damaged in Holywood on Wednesday.

They added that the owner of the vehicle was due to attend a local station to record a statement today.

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