A pensioner has had foul graffiti scrawled on her windows, her car windscreen shattered and tyres slashed in the latest attack by yobs who have terrorised her for FIFTEEN years.
Beverley Lascelles, aged 68, from Parson Cross, Sheffield, has also been beaten up by thugs with a baseball bat and spent three weeks in hospital. The terrified pensioner said today: “I feel angry and frightened and I can’t sleep. When I go to bed I’ve got one eye and ear open.” Beverley, who moved to her home on Lamb Road in 2000 after divorce from her husband, added: “My car’s just been done over and I’ve had four other cars wrecked.
“It’s so frustrating, it’s been going on for years. My car has been damaged. I’ve got four slashed tyres and and a smashed windscreen – again.
“I’ve had urine thrown over me, I’ve been beaten up and I’ve also had paint thrown all over the front of my house and my kitchen window was smashed in the back.”
Beverley says she was beaten up in Cookson Park after putting cameras on her car to catch the yobs.
The former accountant said: “I was walking my dogs when two men started hitting me with a baseball bat and they were kicking me.
“I was knocked senseless and I was found by two other dog walkers. I was black and blue, I took a right beating. I was in the Northern General Hospital for three weeks.”
Beverley said her car was her lifeline – allowing her to take her dogs to shows and enabling her to visit and go shopping for elderly friends.
A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Police are investigating a number of incidents reported by a woman who resides at a property on Lamb Road in Sheffield.
“The woman has been identified by officers as a repeat vulnerable victim of crime and anti-social behaviour and has been allocated an officer as a specific point of contact within the local Safer Neighbourhood Team who she can call or get in touch with should she require any assistance or to report any concerns.
“Officers are currently conducting enquiries relating to the most recent incident and a number of measures are being looked into to prevent any further incidents from occurring.”
Sheffield Council said it has offered mediation, made regular checks in the area and taken court action against one resident.
Janet Sharpe, director of housing and neighbourhood services, said: “We take anti-social behaviour extremely seriously and have worked the police to respond to reported problems in that area.
“Our officers alerted the police to the recent incident and we are working with them. This particular incident is criminal and of course highly distressing for the resident and we are taking all the right steps with the police to see the perpetrator brought to justice.
“I urge anyone suffering from anti-social behaviour to come forward and report it to us and the police by calling 101.”