Vandals target the home of elderly lady

Connie Hovsepian of Windsor Walk at Newbiggin-offensive messages sprayed over her home.'REF 2511135280
Connie Hovsepian of Windsor Walk at Newbiggin-offensive messages sprayed over her home.'REF 2511135280
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An elderly woman is incensed after offensive graffiti was spray-painted onto her Newbiggin home.

The windows and wall of distraught 77-year-old Connie Hovsepian’s house in Windsor Road were covered in white, blue and black spray paint in a senseless act of vandalism.

Mrs Hovsepian saw and heard nothing on Sunday night and Monday morning, and only became aware of the graffiti when she woke on Monday to the sound of the milkman, where she was confronted with the offensive graffiti covering her home.

The 77-year-old said: “I looked out of the door and there was blue, black and white paint daubed on the two front sides of the window.

“The language was choice, it was really very offensive, and I was so shocked when I saw it.

“They had clearly targeted my house, as it was the only one in the street.

“It is infantile, a totally senseless act and it is the obscenity of it, that people can see this as they walk past. It is stupid.

“This is the first time that something like this has ever happened to me and I am incensed.

“It is stupid, and I want to show people that this will not be tolerated.

“Hopefully they will see this and realise what they have done and think twice about doing something like it again.

“I am waiting now to get rid of it, as the walls are sandstone so it won’t be easy.”

Since the incident Connie has had CCTV installed at her home to deter any further potential graffiti, and police were called to look into the offensive.

Northumbria Police confirmed the incident had been reported and are investigating it.

Anyone with information about the incident or who saw anyone acting suspiciously is asked to contact police on 101.