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An expecting mother in Bury St Edmunds has been left feeling as though she is being watched after paint was thrown over her car three times in two weeks.

Diane Humpage, 21, who is employed as a support worker, was first targeted on December 16 while her car was parked in Raynham Road.

Having cleaned the emulsion paint off her car on December 16, Diane’s car was doused in gloss paint five days later, causing it to be written off.

Diane's car was vandalised three times in two weeks
Diane's car was vandalised three times in two weeks

After being given a Vauxhall Corsa as a courtesy car, gloss paint was again thrown over the car, despite it being a different model parked in a different place.

The third incident also led to the car being written off and has left Diane feeling very shaken.

She said: “It’s a friendly neighbourhood where nothing like this happens, but it’s pretty clear I’m being targeted. I feel like I’m being watched.”

Dianne's personal car and her courtesy car were both written off
Dianne's personal car and her courtesy car were both written off

Diane has had to make two £150 insurance excess payments already along with having to deal with her insurance company after each incident.

She said: “The police went door to door and I’ve given them a couple of names to look into, but even those are unlikely possibilities. They’re doing their best but they need CCTV footage, ideally. I don’t have any enemies and I really have no idea who it could be.”

Dianne, who is seven months pregnant, has increased security at her home in recent days and has relatives staying with her.

Police are investigating the incidents and anyone who has information or has seen anything suspicious should contact Bury police on 01473 613500 and quote CAD87 and the date December 30.