Bucks Fizz Star's Windows Shot

A former member of eighties pop group Bucks Fizz has spoken of her shock at discovering one of the windows of her home appeared to have been shot.


Jay Aston said her husband had returned home with their eight-year-old daughter to find the window at their home in Tatsfield, Surrey, shattered.

The incident, which happened on Tuesday, has been reported to Surrey Police who are now investigating, but said no pellet or object had been found.

Aston said she was out when her husband returned home with their daughter. She said: ``The window had been shot, it was completely shattered.

``It's exactly where my dog sits actually...so maybe they were aiming at the dog.

``But behind it is more glass and it could easily have shot someone in the hallway.''

She said she did not know what had caused the window to shatter.

``It's just the last thing you expect in Tatsfield,'' she said. ``There is evidence of boys with firearms. I don't know what they are, but a lot of the signs get shot around here, a lot of the bridleway signs and dog signs.''

She said she had some suspicions she may have been targeted: ``I do somehow seem to attract some of this bad, yobby behaviour round here.

``I don't know who has done this, but I have a suspicion because I know there's a little crowd round here, there's a little team of boys who seem to get into a lot of trouble and I suspect it's them, but I can't say.''

She said they often heard shooting from a nearby hill where pheasant shoots are held, but added: ``This is just something else.''

Surrey Police said they received a report of criminal damage in Tatsfield yesterday morning.

A spokeswoman said: ``The incident occurred in Kemsley Road sometime between 3pm and 7pm on Tuesday when a ground floor window was damaged by a projectile although no pellet or object have been found inside the property.''

Neighbourhood Sergeant Chris Goodman said there had been a number of recent ``catapult'' incidents across the district of Tandridge, where Tatsfield is.

He said officers from the local Safer Neighbourhood Team were aware of the recent act of ``wanton criminal damage'' and would be visiting the victim.

``It appears no-one was at home during the incident and fortunately no-one was injured, although it has caused inconvenience and expense for the victim.

``Local officers work really hard to build up evidence against those responsible for criminal damage and I urge the community to work with us.

``If we see anyone carrying a catapult we will stop them and take robust action if we believe the catapult is being used to commit criminal damage.''

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