A driver who had his car keyed causing more than £2,500 worth of damage whilst parked opposite the toilets at Church Cove has condemned the “disgusting” behaviour.

Charles Roscoe, aged 71, who is originally from the area, was down with his wife looking at properties when it became essential to use the public loos at the cove.

They parked their black Kia Sportage opposite the public toilets at the entrance to the path to the beach and were gone ten minutes while they used the facilities.

They returned to their vehicle and drove off, not realising that someone had keyed all the way down the side of the vehicle causing £2,500 worth of damage. He says the incident happened sometime between 4pm and 4.30pm.

Falmouth Packet: The scratches caused £2,500 worth of damage to the carThe scratches caused £2,500 worth of damage to the car (Image: Supplied)

“This is the first time I’ve experienced something like this and it is quite worrying and disturbing that an individual should behave in such disgusting manner,” he said.

Mr Roscoe says he has reported the incident to Cornwall National Trust although he said getting through to Cornwall Police 101 to report it proved to be impossible.

Mr Roscoe said another vehicle was parked there at the time and he is concerned that that vehicle was keyed as well.

Falmouth Packet: They didn't discover the damage until they got homeThey didn't discover the damage until they got home (Image: Supplied)

“I would imagine that it happened to them to,” he said. ”I’m concerned that there is someone going around keying vehicles in the area.”


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He said they were only in the toilets for ten minutes and did not notice the damage until they got home.

“We realised when we got out of the car someone had keyed it all along the side causing over £2,500 worth of damage,” he said.

Falmouth Packet: The view of the car from the toiletsThe view of the car from the toilets (Image: Supplied)

“We most definitely parked in a parked in a parking area opposite the toilets, there was another vehicle parked there. We didn’t see anyone hanging about the car and didn’t realise it had happened until we got home.”

Mr Roscoe said he was from the area but moved to Kent 20 years ago but has been returning to the area regularly for a number of years.

The National Trust has been asked for a response.