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Dumped cars misery for residents

PUBLISHED: 15:18 16 October 2001 | UPDATED: 10:40 03 March 2010

P14 pic/story for mt with 3 px in fotostation of abandoned vehicles, etc.



ABANDONED cars are causing misery for residents of an Ipswich street.

Today, in the latest of a string of incidents, people living in Bantoft Terrace found their exit into Heather Avenue was completely blocked by a smashed up Volvo.

P14 pic/story for mt with 3 px in fotostation of abandoned vehicles, etc.

ABANDONED cars are causing misery for residents of an Ipswich street.

Today, in the latest of a string of incidents, people living in Bantoft Terrace found their exit into Heather Avenue was completely blocked by a smashed up Volvo.

One resident, who did not want to be named, said he was fed up with cars being dumped near to his home and that damage had also been done to his own car in the past few months.

He said: "There has been a lot of this lately but this is the worst we have had so far. The car is parked straight across the road and no one can get out that end.

"We have had several abandoned cars down here and they seem to use this as a dumping ground for them. It really upsets me to see this."

The man said that he had already had to pay £170 to replace broken windows on his car that he claimed had also been vandalised.

In May this year another resident in the are had 30ft of fencing stolen from her garden.

Meanwhile, at Cattawade this morning a vehicle caught fire which resulted in traffic congestion in the area.

And last night two youngsters escaped serious injury when the cars they were travelling in collided on a country road.

The crash happened at around 5.30 on the B1079 road going towards Grundisburgh, at the junction with the Tuddenham turn off.

A young girl believed to be around eight years old was a passenger in a BMW 316 series with a female driver when they collided with a Nissan four wheel drive car.

She was taken to Ipswich Hospital suffering what were described as minor injuries.

All other people involved in the smash were not hurt in the incident.

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