Northampton vandal attacks on blind people's homes

Related Stories

Residents living at Northampton's Association for the Blind premises have become the target of vandals.

In an incident at the Welford Road property on Sunday night, windows were smashed and a 200-year-old stone wall flattened.

Police said over the next few weeks they would increase their presence with more patrols in the area.

Several incidents have been reported to police since last summer, and valuable property has been damaged.

Furniture smashed

John Wood, from the association, said a memorial garden had been destroyed, and the paws of several guide dogs ripped on broken glass.

Furniture in offices has been smashed during break-ins and residents left in fear, he said.

He said: "The association is increasingly worried about the safety of the vulnerable blind or partially- sighted residents.

"As well as the upset to those living and working here, each break-in is costing the charity an insurance excess which they say is money which could be better spent."

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Northampton

Weather

Northampton

12 °C 6 °C

Features & Analysis

  • Woman in swimming pool Green stuff

    The element that makes a familiar smell when mixed with urine


  • Plane at Shannon airportShannon's call

    The airport that hosted a roll-call of presidents


  • Record playing on turntableVinyl destination

    The eight tribes of people who keep buying records


  • The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at RAAF Amberley airbase near Brisbane on 19 AprilIn pictures

    Fighter jets and screaming crowds for William and Kate


Elsewhere on the BBC

  • ITChild's play

    It's never been easier for small businesses to get their message out to the world

Programmes

  • Joe Ierardi playing a pianoClick Watch

    Meet the man trying to create the perfect digital piano - but is it as good as the real thing?

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.