The man who built the winning speedway bike for the New Zealand champion of the sport has had his van targeted by vandals who slashed his tyres and stole his bumper.
Martin Law, of Ely Close, left his van outside his house and on Thursday, November 19 around 9.45pm he heard a funny noise, when he went outside he saw his van had been ruined.
His 23-year-old daughter, Lynsay, said: “My dad has lived in this area for 40 years and had no trouble, we can’t believe this has happened and it will be really expensive to fix.
“What was the purpose of what those idiots did? Nothing that’s what.”
The family think someone was watching the house as Thursday night is the only night Martin is home with his van and his wife had already returned from visiting a friend and neighbour when this happened.
“Dad works so hard and does so much with the community, only yesterday he had taken the bike he was currently working on into a school in St Ann’s as part of a show and tell workshop.
“Luckily he is not daft enough to leave the bike in the van but even the chrome frame will be worth a fair bit in scrap value.”
Martin got in his car and chased two men up Ely Close but could not catch them.
Anyone who may have seen something or have any information is asked to contact the police on 101 quoting reference number BW168 787-15.