Stamford couple stunned after late-night driver knocks down their front wall in Fane Close
A shocked Stamford couple got up to find that a late-night driver had smashed into their new front wall.
Malcolm and Megan Bohba, both 67, were stunned after the motorist tore a massive 10ft hole in the 3ft-high wall they had built around the front of their detached bungalow in Fane Close.
The furious couple suspect the driver veered far too fast off Green Lane into their street and ploughed into their wall on the corner - battering a Fane Close street sign amid the mayhem.
Angry Malcolm said: “We can’t believe it.
“We had this wall built specially last December.
“It cost us £2,200 so it wasn’t cheap.
“Now we’ve got to get a huge section of it rebuilt and it’s causing us a lot of time and trouble because an idiot driver was going too fast along our road.”
The retired heating engineer said they went to bed at about 11pm last Friday night after getting home from a week’s bus trip to the Isle of Wight.
“We got up on Saturday morning, opened the curtains and looked out at about 7.45am.
“We could hardly believe our eyes when we saw the gaping hole in our wall,” said Malcolm, who was based at RAF North Luffenham for over 40 years.
“We didn’t hear anything through the night.
“You’d have thought the crash would have woken us both up but no one in the street heard anything.”
The dad-of-two said there were no skid marks at the scene or debris from the battered car.
“All I found was a little black clip which would have held the bumper to the car.
“The smash sent dozens of bricks tumbling into our garden as well as knocking coping stones off the top.
“A gaping crack has also opened up so there’s a lot of work to be done to repair the damage,” said Malcolm.
“We are insured but we’ll have to fork out £350 excess at least.
“We reported it to the police but they’ve not even been out.
“We’ve lived here 26 years and this is the first time anything like this has happened.”
A police spokesman said: “Incident 92 of 20/10 refers to a non-stop RTC where a vehicle has collided with a wall and some roadside furniture.
“If anyone has any information as to who is responsible contact us on 101.”