Woman In Tears After Squirrel Remains Left On Car's Door Handle Twice
WARNING: CONTAINS GRAPHIC AND DISTRESSING CONTENT
A woman was left in tears after the remains of dead squirrels were left on her door handle twice in less than a week.
Samantha Taylor, 28, first made the grim discovery on her Renault Clio when she got up to go to work on Thursday morning.
Simply putting it down to 'kids messing around', Taylor cleaned up the grisly remains and decided to move her car to another spot in South Normanton, Derbyshire.
However, just days later she found the same thing had happened again, having walked to her car the following Monday to see more remains on the vehicle's door handle.
After being targeted for a second time, Taylor - who is five months pregnant - decided to speak to the police.
She said: "It's very distressing and upsetting to deal with.
"I panicked - I wondered why somebody would do this.
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"I called my mum in tears on the way to work asking her how to address it and she told me to call the police."
Taylor, a music teacher who lives with husband Matthew, claims one of her neighbours has had the same issue, and has been left wondering what they've done to provoke such a horrifying display.
She continued: "It crossed my mind that I was being targeted but I couldn't think of a reason why.
"We've lived here for five years, we get along with our neighbours - I don't know who we would have offended to do this.
"I was speaking to someone else who said they knew somebody on a nearby street had also had it done to them, so it doesn't sound like it's just us."
A spokesperson for Derbyshire Constabulary said: "We received a report on Monday, September 28, of animal remains which had been left on the handles of a car on Duke Street in South Normanton.
"Officers from our local Safer Neighbourhood policing team are carrying out inquiries into the incident, which is understandably upsetting to find for the car owner, and may have involved pain and suffering for animals.
"If anyone has any information, please get in touch using one of the non-emergency methods below, quoting reference number 172-280920."
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