Terrified homeowner living in fear as vandals cover house in graffiti and torch van in ‘mistaken identity’ hate crime

VANDALS in Greater Manchester have terrorised an innocent man by spraying the words “Pay your bill Donna” on the side of his house – and he has no idea why.

The man, who has asked not to be named in case he is targeted again, also had the brakes on his van cut and saw his neighbour’s van set on fire.

The man’s house was first targeted by vandals last week
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The victim said he is “too scared to sleep” following the campaign of terror on a quiet street in Tameside, Greater Manchester.

Last week he discovered the words “Pay your bill you b*****d” had been spraypainted on his house.

However, after he had scrubbed the graffiti off the vandals returned and sprayed “Pay your bill Donna” on his wall.

It is thought that the man is a victim of mistaken identity and has even put up a sign saying “Donna does not live here”.

The man says he has been forced to seal his letterbox while he takes it in turns to guard his house with his nephew in case the thugs return.

He said: “It all started when I came out to go to work and realised my tyres had been let down on my work van.”

The victim does not want to be named in case he is targeted again
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The homeowner put up a sign to try and clear up the mistaken identity
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The victim’s neighbour had his van torched by the thugs
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“I looked around and the same thing had happened to next door’s van, which is parked very close to my house.

“When I walked round to his, there was spray paint on my wall saying ‘pay your bills you b*****d’.

“I was dumbstruck because I don’t owe anyone anything or have any problems with anyone.

“We went through cleaning the wall and trying to work out what was on.

“But in the middle of the night, someone came along and torched next door’s van, poured petrol on mine and spray painted the wall again, this time saying ‘pay your bill Donna’.

The incident has left the victim and his wife ‘too scared to sleep’
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“This is a case of mistaken identity.

“Someone has obviously upset someone and I am stuck in the middle of it.

“When I phoned police about the first incident they didn’t come out, but after the second incident the police and fire brigade turned up.
“I have had to put a sign on the door saying Donna doesn’t live here as I am expecting to be firebombed again.

“We’re too scared to sleep tonight, my wife is beside herself.

“The fire brigade have sealed up the letter boxes and they have tested all the fire alarms in the house.

“My nephew and I are taking it in turns to be on guard.

“If they come back they could try to kill us. We just don’t know.”

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: “Police were called at around 12.45am on Friday, July 20, to reports of arson.

“Emergency services attended and found a white Peugeot Boxer van on fire.

“The incident is being treated as arson.”

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One comment

  1. Very clever at what she does…..excellent PR help, can’t see the attraction really – she’s had her day….too much make-up & surgery….sad really…..feel sorry for the kids.

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