Vandals hit Haverhill couple’s house a day after their daughter’s death

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A couple’s house was vandalised only hours after they had learned of their daughter’s sudden death.

Dave Warren, 72, and his wife, Rosemary, 73, who is in a wheelchair, were recovering from the news that their daughter, Samantha, had died suddenly on Thursday, May 14.

Only a day later, their house in Cambridge Way was struck by vandals in a random attack that saw their front windows smashed.

“My wife was terrified,” said Mr Warren. “She was in the house at the time. She’s disabled.

“I had to go round to my grand-daughter in the evening as she was in a bit of a state. I was there for about an hour and a half.

“When I came back, my next-door neighbour had gone round. Someone had smashed my front window.

“When Samantha passed away, we were totally devastated. A mindless and thoughtless act like this has not helped me or my family.”

Mr Warren said that the house had been targeted by vandals before and that his neighbours had experienced similar problems.

He has appealed to those responsible to consider how actions like this could affect people.

“They obviously didn’t know what we were going through,” said Mr Warren. “These kids go round doing this and they think it’s a big joke.

“I want them to have some sort of conscience about doing this. I hope whoever did it reads this and changes their ways.”

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call Haverhill police on 101 and ask to speak to PC Paul Greenwood.