Calls for action after fresh spate of vandalism at Littleport station

14:54 29 March 2014

Damaged cars at Littleport train station

Damaged cars at Littleport train station

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Commuters who leave their car overnight at Littleport train station are running the risk of their vehicle being broken into or damaged, according to one resident.

Damaged cars at Littleport train stationDamaged cars at Littleport train station

Daphne Perry, of Ten Mile Bank, has refused to leave her car at the station overnight since 2007, when she returned to the car park to find her windows smashed and car doors levered open like “ a sardine can”.

Daphne says she has complained on several occasions that the station car park is unsafe but added that nobody has been prepared to act on her concerns.

The matter came to a head earlier this month when, arriving at the station to pick up her daughter, she found another three cars had had their windows smashed.

Daphne took pictures of the damaged cars to prove her point and is now calling for the police to act.

She said: “We should be able to leave our car there overnight and be sure that it is safe. My daughter pays for a weekly ticket to park there and commute into London like a lot of other people but she never leaves it there overnight because she doesn’t know what state it is going in when she gets back.

“We are a little bit rattled here because they have stopped people parking in the streets around the station and that means people can’t leave their car in a place where they feel it will be safe, or safer than it is in the station car park.”

Daphne added that although there was quite a lot of CCTV in the car park, it didn’t appear to be working or at least acting as a deterrent to would-be thieves.

A spokesman for the British Transport Police said it had been made aware of the issues but, as the car park was owned by East Cambridgeshire District Council, and not Network Rail, it could not act.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire police confirmed it had received two reports from members of the public about the incident and that officers would be investigating.

WHAT DO YOU THINK? Have you had problems at Littleport train station? Contact the Ely Standard, Alexander House, Fore Hill, CB7 4AF, or e-mail editor@ely-standard.co.uk

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