Damage to car shows decline of our district

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From: Alec Denton, Guiseley.

ON SUNDAY, at about 1pm, our car was parked correctly outside our house, leaving ample room for sensible drivers to pass on a road with a 20mph limit, but someone demolished the wing mirror.

This was hit with sufficient force to completely destroy the mirror by an unknown vehicle. Judging by the damage, it must have been travelling well in excess of 20mph and the driver failed to report the incident. We normally park off-road, but because of a mechanical fault had to leave the car out on Sunday.

This is the second time in three months this has happened and other neighbours have suffered similar damage. We now feel we have to buy a security camera and if this records a similar event in future, it will be reported for prosecution to the police as a moving traffic offence.

A camera is necessary because the first time a neighbour did see a black Mercedes commit the offence, pause briefly and then continue, but he was unable to get the licence number and the second time there were no witnesses.

The lack of common courtesy this reveals is upsetting. A few years ago Guiseley was rated by a magazine as the best place in the country to live. Sadly our experience shows this is no longer the case.