A MUM-OF-TWO who recently had the all clear from cancer had her car smashed by a suspected weapon this week.

At around 7.30 am on Tuesday, March 15, a white Vauxhall Corsa was attacked outside the house of its owner on Wigan Road, Atherton.

CCTV footage shared with the Journal shows another vehicle slowing down next to the Corsa and 'shooting' at the car multiple times, causing extensive damage.

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Nothing was stolen from the Corsa as the suspect(s) quickly fled the scene.

The owner of the Corsa, Stacey Roberts, said she is unsure of the motive behind the attack, but suggested it must be "malicious" as only her car was targeted.

Stacey, a 29-year-old carer, said the attack is a "real downer" after she has recently had the all clear from a cervical cancer diagnosis.

While she hopes to get the damage covered by her insurance, it will still put her out of pocket to pay for the excess charges and leave her without a vehicle for a number of days.

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Confirming the details of the attack, a Greater Manchester Police spokesperson said: 

"We were called at 9am on Tuesday 15 March to a report of car window being smashed on Wigan Road, Atherton, earlier that morning.

"Officers have attended and subsequent enquiries suggest the vehicle may have been damaged by a weapon."

Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information can contact the police online or via 101 quoting incident 700 of 15/03/2022.

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