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Porsche dealership suffers after vandal's screwdriver attack

A Porsche dealership had four demonstrator cars damaged by a screwdriver-wielding vandal who immediately handed himself in to police following the attack.

Neil Callaghan (33), of Sandpiper Close, Farnworth, attacked a 2015 Panamera, a 2016 Boxster, a 2016 911 and a 2013 Cayenne at Pendragon’s Porsche Centre Bolton on December 22nd before walking to the nearest police station and handing himself in.

Callaghan spent Christmas and the New Year in jail after the offence activated a suspended sentence, resulting in a four-week prison term imposed by magistrates sitting at Bolton Magistrates Court.

Stunned dealer principal Steve Webb told The Bolton News: “At 2.55am he damaged four cars and then went straight down to the police station – we’re 300 yards away – and told them what he had done.”

Webb said that around £3,000 had to be spent replacing three windows smashed in the early hours vandalism spree, with damage caused to a door which was also attacked with a screwdriver.

But the dealer principal insisted that Callaghan had made no attempt to steal the vehicles.

He added: “It did impact the business because these were cars we had committed for customers to test drive and we had to put these appointments off.”



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