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The Kent village where jars ‘full of dog faeces’ are being thrown at homes

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Original article from Kent Live

People in the relatively quiet village of Lenham have become victims of a crime spree.

Between January and March this year, police have received as many as 26 disturbing reports of glass jars being thrown through house windows.

The "horrendous" jars were said to be full of dog faeces, which one resident of the village claimed were being aimed at houses with for sale signs.

Alastair Walmsley, vice-chairman at Lenham Parish Council, said: "We didn't get one through the window, but one of the first was the house across the way, with the sign on it.

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"There were quite a few incidents, it seems to have died away, fingers crossed.

"We couldn't identify who it was, I've got a camera up there and the lads that did it were on the other side of the street, but it was night time and my camera's just not good enough to get across there.

The "random vandalism" has "frightened" a lot of the residents of the village after 26 reports were made of the attacks

"I think it's just random vandalism, some of the stuff that was done, they were full of faeces and chucking them through the windows."

Though seemingly the incidents of jar attacks have "died away", the events in the village of Lenham have left an impact on its residents.

Helen Davis said she is one of the first people to be targeted, but instead of jars being thrown at her home, her window was hit by a "catapult with a ball bearing".

Several of the jar attacks were said to have happened on Robins Avenue

Helen , who has lived in Lenham all her life, said: "I think it frightened a lot of people, I went to church yesterday and there was loads of people talking about it, that had had the jars as well.

"A couple of them had dog waste. It was horrendous, it happened a couple of years ago, down the village, where they were smashing car windscreens."

Helen, who is moving out of Lenham after her mum died, added: "It hasn't scared me to that extent, because I didn't get hurt. If I got hurt then yeah, but it's not fair on elderly people.

"I don't know what else to say, they're just scum."

A man in his 20s was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and has since been released on bail, pending further enquiries, until April 26.

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