Howard car vandalised

Contributed by admin on Mar 16, 2005 - 12:43 AM


Folkestone and Hythe MP and Tory leader Michael Howard's wife Sandra has been the victim of vandals in her husband's constituency.

Her 17-year-old Fiat Panda has been vandalised and will probably be written off after being parked at Westenhanger station, near Folkestone racecourse.

Mrs Howard, 64, arrived yesterday morning (13 March) to collect the car. She found every window had been broken and the tyres slashed.

The driver's door had been smashed in and all the wiring ripped out from around the steering wheel. The car had been shunted and a traffic cone had been stuffed through the rear window.

Mrs Howard contacted the police, who removed the wreckage.

This is not the first time Mrs Howard has been a victim of crime. In 2002 she had her engagement ring wrenched from her finger by muggers in Pimlico, Central London.

Kent police confirmed they were assisting British Transport Police but pointed out that car crime in south-east Kent was falling.