Burnham man furious after paint thrown over car

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Andy Bishop with his ruined car Andy Bishop with his ruined car

A father-of-two has been left without any means of transport after vandals covered his car with white paint.

Andy Bishop, 47, of Alexandra Road, Burnham, was left furious after someone threw a tin of paint over his car last Wednesday.

He said: “Someone ran past with a hoody on and threw a tin of gloss paint all over my car.

“They caused about £5,000 worth of damage and it cost £6,000 to start with.

“I might have to get it scrapped now, which I’m gutted about because I only got it last Christmas.”

A police spokesman said: "We were called just before 1pm on May 7 after paint was poured over a car.

"We are seeking witnesses and anyone with information about the incident or who saw the suspects running or driving away, should contact officers at Maldon Police Station on 101."

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8:52am Tue 13 May 14

Jack222 says...

Surely if he cleaned the windows then the car could still be driven? A mess. sure, but it's transport...

And surely insurance covers it?
Surely if he cleaned the windows then the car could still be driven? A mess. sure, but it's transport... And surely insurance covers it? Jack222
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8:57am Thu 15 May 14

Hawthorne says...

I got gloss paint on my car once after driving through a spillage. I got some great advice from the AA. White spirit cleaned it all off straight away with no underlying damage to the original paint. Sloshed it on...sponged it off and a few buckets of water. There you go...you can have that for free.
I got gloss paint on my car once after driving through a spillage. I got some great advice from the AA. White spirit cleaned it all off straight away with no underlying damage to the original paint. Sloshed it on...sponged it off and a few buckets of water. There you go...you can have that for free. Hawthorne
  • Score: 5

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