Food “missiles” put “fear of God” into Hartlepool residents after tins of beans hurled at windows

Residents have been left shaken after food was thrown at their windows late at night.

Tuesday, 29th June 2021, 4:26 pm
Updated Tuesday, 29th June 2021, 4:48 pm

Tins of beans were hurled at homes in the Seaton Carew area just before midnight on Saturday, June 26, leaving residents fearful.

Four households in the area contacted local councillor Sue Little about the incidents, which she has described as “horrendous”.

She has urged people to report similar incidents to the police as she described how “missiles” of food had been thrown at residents’ windows.

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Food was hurled at the windows of Seaton Carew residents late on Saturday, June 26.
Food was hurled at the windows of Seaton Carew residents late on Saturday, June 26.

She said: “Missiles of tins of food has been thrown at residents houses through the night around midnight. If this has happened to you also I urge you to phone 101 and report it. Stay safe and well everyone.”

Speaking to the Mail, she added: "It was horrendous. It put the fear of God into them.

"If something like this happens in the future, report it immediately to 101.

"The anxiety it could have caused could have caused somebody a heart attack or a stroke, or the glass could have broken and they could have impaired a person.”

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Cleveland Police have said that nobody was injured and condemned what happened as “completely unacceptable”.

A Force spokesperson said: “Police were contacted by a resident in the Seaton Carew area on Sunday morning, reporting that at 11.45pm the previous night (Saturday, 26th June) someone had thrown an open tin of beans at her window.

"No-one was injured but obviously this is completely unacceptable.

"We would appeal for anyone with information, CCTV or dashcam footage which could assist our inquiries to contact Cleveland Police via the 101 number. Please quote ref 105491.”

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