Van damaged in Lowestoft on Halloween

Trick or treaters have vandalised a van belonging to Carlton Cleaning,covering it in green and red paint and eggs.

Trick or treaters have vandalised a van belonging to Carlton Cleaning,covering it in green and red paint and eggs. - Credit: Nick Butcher

A business owner has been left with an expensive cleaning bill after vandals covered a van with paint and eggs on Halloween.

The white Vauxhall van was parked in Durban Road, Lowestoft, when it was targeted sometime between 5pm on Thursday and 7am yesterday morning.

The vehicle is owned by Louise Underdown and her husband Paul, who run Carlton Cleaning in the town.

The mother-of-three said: 'I am annoyed really. I have got children and we do trick or treat and we do Halloween things but they have taken it that step too far.

'I am frustrated more than anything. It is unnecessary.'


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Police in Suffolk increased patrols on Halloween, which is traditionally one of their busiest nights.

In Lowestoft, there were five reports of criminal damage and a handful of cases of anti-social behaviour.

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Across the county, officers saw a drop in the amount of reports of anti-social behaviour this Halloween when compared to last year.

There were a similar number of calls in total but just 81 reports of anti-social behaviour compared to 89 in 2012 and 158 in 2011.

? Police are appealing for anyone with information about the incident in Durban Road to contact the Lowestoft South Safer Neighbourhood Team by dialling 101.

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