Fury as flat window is smashed for the second time in six months

Damage: James Wilson with the smashed window from the first incident.
Damage: James Wilson with the smashed window from the first incident.
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A father--of-two spoke of his fury after vandals repeatedly targeted his home while he slept.

Office worker, James Wilson , 36, was woken in the early hours of Tuesday morning to see that his bedroom window had been shattered by rocks.

Police attended the scene and have opened investigations.

The incident isn’t the first that has happened to James, who lives in Brooke Street,Chorley.

In January two large rocks crashed through his bedroom window as he lay asleep.

The rocks landed no more than six inches from his head but James was left covered in shards of glass.

He said: “For the second time in six months my window has been targeted.

“I was awoken at 3am by a bang but when I got up to investigate I couldn’t see anything.

“At 5:50am I heard another bang and smash, I jumped out of bed and opened the curtains to see the window had been smashed, fortunately this time the rock had not penetrated both panes of glass.

“After running outside I could not see anyone in the immediate area but I did find two rocks on the floor.”

James, who works at GDW Engineering, feels the two incidents are linked.

He feels something needs to be done about this and that the offender needs to be caught.

In the previous incident, James’ three children were asleep in the property, however he felt it was lucky they weren’t stopping at his house.

He added: “I have lived in Chorley almost all of my life but this reckless behaviour has to stop.

“Fortunately this time my children were stopping at their mum’s house so they didn’t have to see anything like this again.”

Sgt Kevin Mountain, of the neighbourhood policing team in Chorley, said: “We received a call at 5.50am and our officers attended the scene.

“There has been a number of similar incidents in the area recently and it is a possibility that they are linked.

“An officer will be following up the investigation.”

Police are appealing for any witnesses.

Anybody with any information can contact the police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.