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The crash scene today
The crash scene today
EX-HUSBAND JOHN GOVETT: "Please help us and the police to find the person that did this." Pictures: DAVE DOWNEY
EX-HUSBAND JOHN GOVETT: "Please help us and the police to find the person that did this." Pictures: DAVE DOWNEY

A WOMAN has suffered serious facial and head injuries after a brick was thrown through her car windscreen near Ashford. Ro Govett, 41, was driving on the A28 towards Bethersden when the incident happened.

Her two children, aged 11 and 13, were in the back of the red Peugeot 406 when a brick smashed through the windscreen and hit her in the face.

Mrs Govett lost control of the car and it careered through a hedge, wooden fence, and ended up in the front garden of Spratts Barn, near Bethersden.

The children ran into the house for help and an ambulance was called and she was taken to the William Harvey hospital. The children were not seriously hurt.

Det Insp Dick Leahy, leading the investigation, said: "This is the act of mindless vandals and as a result Mrs Govett has suffered very serious injuries and may lose the sight in one eye."

Ex-husband and the children's father John Govett said: "Her face is in a terrible state but we are thankful she is still with us. Please help us and the police to find the person that did this."

This is the third incident of its kind in the last two weeks. On November 25 a bus had its window smashed and since the accident a woman has come forward to say someone threw an object at her windscreen on the same road.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Ashford police station on 01233 619188.

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