Halifax pensioner attacked with brick by vandals

76-year-old Halifax man Alwyn Berrington had rear window of his blue Nissan Note smashed in by a brick
76-year-old Halifax man Alwyn Berrington had rear window of his blue Nissan Note smashed in by a brick

Motorists travelling up and down Halifax's Savile Park have recently been victims of yob attacks after the police confirmed several reports of car windows being smashed within the area.

One incident, on Skircoat Moor Road, saw 76-year-old Halifax man Alwyn Berrington have the rear window of his blue Nissan Note smashed in by a brick on October 30.

76-year-old Halifax man Alwyn Berrington had rear window of his blue Nissan Note smashed in by a brick

76-year-old Halifax man Alwyn Berrington had rear window of his blue Nissan Note smashed in by a brick

The attack, which happened while Mr Berrington was driving near Rawson Avenue, left the 76-year-old in ‘shock’ according to his daughter Karen Farrar.

She said: “He was driving to pick me up from Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, where I work.

“He said a brick had been thrown through the back window, which sounded like a bomb had gone off.

“He was clearly in shock and was visibly shaken up.

76-year-old Halifax man Alwyn Berrington had his the rear window of his blue Nissan Note smashed in by a brick on October 30

76-year-old Halifax man Alwyn Berrington had his the rear window of his blue Nissan Note smashed in by a brick on October 30

“There’s a group out there that think this behaviour is acceptable, they have no morals - it’s disgusting.

“What if this happened to someone who had children in the back seat, or if the brick hit my dad in the head?

“These people need to think about the consequences of their actions.”

Mrs Farrar confirmed the incident has increased added stress on the family.

Alwyn Berrington, 76

Alwyn Berrington, 76

“The incident happened the day before my mum Jean Berrington (also 76) was scheduled a pre-surgery assessment in the hospital, which added a lot of stress to the situation.

“Until whoever is doing this is caught, everyone is at risk.”

Police cofirmed enquiries are ongoing regarding the incidents on Skircoat Moor Road.

76-year-old Halifax man Alwyn Berrington had rear window of his blue Nissan Note smashed in by a brick

76-year-old Halifax man Alwyn Berrington had rear window of his blue Nissan Note smashed in by a brick

76-year-old Halifax man Alwyn Berrington had rear window of his blue Nissan Note smashed in by a brick

76-year-old Halifax man Alwyn Berrington had rear window of his blue Nissan Note smashed in by a brick