Wall destroyed by runaway car

VANDALS have destroyed a car worth at least £22,000 by taking off the handbrake and letting it roll into a wall in an Ipswich street.

VANDALS have destroyed a car worth at least £22,000 by taking off the handbrake and letting it roll into a wall in an Ipswich street.

The blue Audi A4 estate, which had a 2007 registration plate, was parked in Lower Dales View Road when yobs smashed the front windscreen, climbed in and let the handbrake off.

The car rolled 100 metres downhill before colliding with the wall outside the home of Andrew Calver, in Westholme Road, Ipswich.

Mr Calver, 32, learned of the damage to his wall when police knocked on his door at 7.45am on Thursday morning.

He said: “Some idiot vandals decided to let the handbrake off.

“The car damaged a 6ft wall but if someone had been walking passed they probably would have been killed.

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“If the car had got to Norwich Road, about another 200 metres away, anything coming would have been decimated.”

Mr Calver, a biology teacher at Ipswich School, had has to bring in surveyors to assess the extent of the damage to the wall.

It has been at estimated at £750 and has left a hole measuring 6ft by 6ft. Mr Calver said the repairs to the wall would be covered by his insurance.

The car is thought to have been broken into between 11.30pm on Wednesday and 6.45am on Thursday.

Anyone with information about the incident should call Pc Matthew Jay at Ipswich police on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Have you been through a similar experience? What do you think? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

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