Vandals throw tar and paint over Norfolk man’s house

A man has spoken of his anger after vandals splashed grey paint and tar over his house while he was sleeping.

Barry Suttling, of Briar Avenue, Bradwell, woke up yesterday to find grey paint thrown on his white garage door and thick tar on the kitchen window of his chalet bungalow.

'My dogs, Sonny and Baby, were barking at about 1am and it woke me up,' Mr Suttling said. 'They make noise all the time so I told them to shut up. When I woke up and opened the curtains, a man was walking his dog and he pointed to my window and I realised what had happened.'

The 61-year-old spent nearly three hours cleaning the mess yesterday.

'It has all come off, I just need to pressure wash the driveway,' he said. 'Whoever did this is a coward. I think it was planned.

'It could have been worse, they could have thrown something through the window and it could have hurt one of the dogs.'

The self-employed builder who moved from Essex to Bradwell 12 years ago, said that there was rarely any trouble in the neighbourhood.

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'I don't drink, I don't go to the pub, so I don't get into arguments. I don't really come into contact with many people.'

A spokesman from Norfolk Constabulary said: 'Grey gloss and tar was thrown on a garage door, window and driveway between 9pm on Thursday, May 3 and 6.30am on Friday, May 4.

'The resident woke up to find his front window and garage door had been damaged.'

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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