A mum-of-two has slammed “mindless” vandals who launched a graffiti attack on her for-sale semi.
Medina Carlisle rushed out of work at the Co-op on Sunday morning to inspect the damage after a neighbour told her that windows, brickwork and doors of the house in Clevedon Road, Ingol, had been sprayed overnight with silver paint.
I’m gutted. I lived there for 21 years, raised my two daughters there, and nothing like this ever happened
“I’m gutted. I lived there for 21 years, raised my two daughters there, and nothing like this ever happened”, said Medina , who put the two-bed property on the market for £74,950 at the beginning of June.
The 51-year-old moved out of the house two years ago, and then rented it out before deciding to sell up. It has been empty for around a month.
She added: “I couldn’t believe it when my neighbour told me, I thought they were joking.
“When I got there and saw it I was so angry, and I still am. It’s completely mindless and I can’t understand anyone wanting to do it.
“Everyone knows me around there because it’s very neighbourly area, but I’ve always kept myself to myself.
“Now everyone’s been commenting on it - they’re as disgusted as me - and I’ve had to cancel all viewings on the house because I can’t have people looking around when it’s in this state.”
Medina has asked a specialist graffiti removal team who usually work with bus firms to inspect the damage, but is worried it will be beyond repair.
She said: “You can scrape it off the glass, but it’s the PVC windows and doors I’m worried about.
“We’ll have to see what the specialists can do, but luckily I’ve got insurance on the house.”
Police have confirmed they are investigating the vandalism, but nobody has been arrested.
Anyone who has information is asked to call 101.