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Watch: Family offering £500 reward as vandals smash Maidstone pensioners' windows four times

By Luke May

A desperate family is offering a £500 reward to stop vandals smashing windows at their home.

Pensioners at a house in West Park Road, Maidstone have had to deal with their car and house windows being smashed for more than a year.

Now their son, Scott Morgan, is appealing for the public's help and has shared two shocking videos.

The video shows vandals brazenly walking up to his parents home, smash in several windows, and leave.

The most recent incident happened on Friday morning, with a video showing one person launching an object, thought to be a rock, at the house before walking off.

Mr Morgan, from Sittingbourne, said: "These people have been smashing windows at my parents house for nearly 18 months. The first incident was on New Year's 2017.

"This is the fourth time this has happened.

"My parents are pensioners and keep themselves to them selves.

"We have no idea why they have been targeted. Mistaken identity maybe?

Brazen vandals have repeatedly smashed windows at an elderly couple's home (8531786)
Brazen vandals have repeatedly smashed windows at an elderly couple's home (8531786)

"This happened in West Park Road. Maidstone. Kent. we believe they are local to the area.

"Each time they walk dawn the road from Shepway & continue to head towards town. Same clothes every time & very distinctive. Someone must know these people.

"A plea to everyone to catch these people who think it’s ok to terrorise pensioners."

Brazen vandals have repeatedly smashed windows at an elderly couple's home (8531784)
Brazen vandals have repeatedly smashed windows at an elderly couple's home (8531784)

A Kent Police spokesman said: "We were called at 3.46am on Friday 12 April 2019 to a report of criminal damage in West Park Road, Maidstone. A rock is believed to have been thrown at a property causing a window to smash.

"Officers attended and carried out an area search and further enquiries including forensic checks and analysis of CCTV are ongoing. The incident is being linked to previous incidents of criminal damage at the same location."

Anyone with information is asked to call Kent Police on 01622 604100, quoting reference 46/69523/9. Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers in Kent anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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