Axe head thrown at elderly couple’s car

A MOTORIST had an axe head thrown at his car as he drove along the A1096 close to the village of Hilton. The man and his wife, who are 79 and 80, were said to have had a lucky escape as the metal axe head bounced off the bonnet, hit the road and then embe

A MOTORIST had an axe head thrown at his car as he drove along the A1096 close to the village of Hilton.

The man and his wife, who are 79 and 80, were said to have had a lucky escape as the metal axe head bounced off the bonnet, hit the road and then embedded itself in the vehicle's front bumper.

The couple, who have asked not to be named, were on their way home after visiting St Ives market on Monday, June 25, at about 11.20am when a passenger in a passing car threw the axe head out of a window.

Luckily, no-one was injured in the incident, but the axe left a dent in the grey

Ford Mondeo's bonnet and damaged the front bumper.

The driver of the Mondeo told The Hunts Post he and his wife were unaware of what had hit their car until they arrived home and saw the axe.

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"We knew something was thrown out of a car as we passed it because we heard a loud bang, but we had no idea what it was," he said.

"Looking back, I feel we are both very lucky to be alive as if I had been driving faster it could have smashed through the windscreen and killed us both. I have no idea why someone would want to do this and imagine it was just kids having a laugh, but it wasn't funny - they could have killed us."

The man estimates the repairs to his car bumper will cost in the region of £250.

Pc Joel Finney, who is investigating the case, said: "Someone could have been seriously injured had the axe landed on the car's windscreen.

"I would appeal to anyone who was travelling along the B1096 and witnessed the incident to contact me."

INFORMATION: Anyone with information is asked to contact Pc Joel Finney on 0845 4564564 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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