Couple appeal after car is damaged in Falmouth 'hit and run'
4:00pm Thursday 30th August 2012 in News
The victim of a “hit and run” on his car parked in Falmouth is appealing for eye witnesses. Phil Barrett had been staying with family in Norfolk Road when his silver BMW 5-series was driven into on Sunday.
He had left it parked outside the house while the family went on a day trip to St Mawes – returning at 5pm to find a large scrape along the offside and trim missing. Worse damage was caused to the offside rear, with the wheel arch damage, a large chunk taken out of the tyre and the edge of the alloy wheel bent back on itself.
Mr Barrett, from Staffordshire, said: “What’s amazing I think is the alloy wheel. It would taken an enormous amount of force to do that.”
Neighbours said they had seen a white van, looking like a large Transit, disappearing around the corner at the time collision, at around 11am to 11.30am. Mr Barrett is now appealing for anyone who saw the collision, knows the registration of the van involved or who has seen a damaged white van driving around to call the police.
“I suspect there’s a substantial amount of damage to the nearside front of this van, because of the damage to my wheel and the fact there are three pieces of the van’s black moulding left behind.”
He said a neighbour’s attention had been drawn to the window by heavy revving and claimed she had seen a van “driven at speed.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police on the new non-emergency number 101, quoting log 654 of August 26, 2012.