A mum said that her children have been left ‘terrified’ after their car was attacked in the middle of the night.
Hannah Wilkes had gone out on Saturday to watch Liverpool’s victorious FA Cup win over Chelsea. After returning home she was lying in bed in Burnie Avenue in Bootle when she was awoken by a loud noise.
In CCTV footage captured from Hannah’s home shortly before 1am on Sunday, it appears to show a man walking onto her driveway and knocking on the door. He then walks back out onto the street where Hannah’s, BMW is parked.
He then appears to climb on top of her car and jump on it before getting into another car and driving off. The mum of two said: “I heard a bang and then sort of a big smash so I sat up and looked out the window and there was a guy bouncing on the windscreen and the bonnet.
“My neighbours came out because they were still awake and my two neighbours opposite said they saw a Fiesta with a girl driving it. He then got in the car and drove away after he has jumped all over my car.”
Hannah who is from Orrell Road said that her two children where in the house at the time and have been affected by the incident. Speaking to the ECHO she said: “My daughter came out in the aftermath because she heard it all.
“I have a four-year-old and a ten-year-old and the two of them are terrified they slept in my bed last night thinking that they are going to come back. It is just mindless vandalism and they have zero respect for anyone’s belongings.
“This is why I’m really angry now I can’t get my kids to school because I haven’t got a courtesy car yet. It is the knock-on effect that this is having that these people fail to realise that when they do these mindless acts.”
A spokesperson for Merseyside Police said: “We are appealing for information following a report of criminal damage to a car in Bootle in the early hours of Sunday 15 May.
“At around 12.50 am we received a report that a man got out of a vehicle and jumped on the bonnet of a car parked in the street, causing damage to the windscreen and bonnet on Burnie Avenue. He then got back in the vehicle where a woman was waiting and they made off towards Fernhill Road.
“The offender is described as white, in his late 30s, 6ft tall, large build, short hair, and a beard. Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC or @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 220003312315.”