POLICE have issued an appeal after disabled pensioners were left "devastated" after their car was targeted by vandals for the second time.

A silver BMW car was smashed by two yobs in the early hours of Saturday, while it was parked outside their home on Norfolk Road, Grange Park.

The victims, who asked to remain anonymous, are offering a £2,000 reward for any information which leads to the conviction of the offenders.


Damage to the BMW

Damage to the BMW


One of the vandals, who were masked, was wearing a hi-vis jacket while they caused damage to the vehicle.

All of the windows were smashed by the offenders using hammers or pickaxes.

Police confirmed they received a report that a silver BMW was smashed by two offenders who made off on foot.


Damage to the BMW

Damage to the BMW


CCTV, forensic and house-to-house enquiries are ongoing to find those responsible and police say they have stepped up high visibility patrols in the area following the incident.

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Inspector Alyson Keenan said: “Everyone in Merseyside has the right to feel safe and protected where they live. We know the nuisance that can be caused by wanton acts of criminal damage such as this and such behaviour simply will not be tolerated.

“I would urge anyone who was in the Norfolk Road area of St Helens on Saturday night who may have seen or heard anything suspicious to come forward so we can find those responsible and bring them to justice.”

In June last year the couple had their two cars set on fire in an arson.

"This is the second time we have been targeted," said the 75-year-old owner of the BMW, who asked to remain anonymous.

"We were on June 9 last year and again on Saturday at 1.23am.

"They came directly for my car and they put every window through.

"It took them 11 seconds exactly to smash all the windows. The youngest leapt on the bonnet like a gazelle."


Damage to the BMW

Damage to the BMW


He added: "We are both devastated, my wife is absolutely distraught. We are both 75 and disabled and I have had a major operation.

"When is it going to end?

"We would like to offer a £2,000 reward for anyone with any information who comes forward which leads to a conviction."