Thugs destroy family’s prized collection of vintage Minis with a cricket bat covered in nails

‘Mindless’ thugs destroy family’s prized collection of vintage Minis with a cricket bat covered in nails – as owners fear attack was a TikTok prank

Anja McCormick, 27,  is devastated after the attack at her Northampton homeThe cars were worth thousands of pounds and some were one of only 500 madeMs McCormick fears the horrific vandalism was done for social media likes 

‘Mindless’ thugs trashed a family’s treasured collection of vintage Minis with paving slabs and a cricket bat covered in nails.

The four classic cars had all been lovingly restored by Anja McCormick, 27, with her relatives and parked in a secure garage at their home in Northampton.

They included a Mini Sky, which Anja’s late grandfather gave her shortly before he died, a Mini Rose, a Mini Cooper with a Union Jack roof and a Mini Rio. 

The Sky and the Rose are believed to be one of the last remaining pairs of Minis of their kind in the UK after only 500 were ever made. 

But Anja, 27, was left devastated when vandals destroyed the cars in a late-night attack, which she fears was posted on social media for likes.

Anja McCormick, 27, lovingly restored the rare vintage cars with her relatives including this Mini Rose 

The family say the cars are wrecked 'beyond repair' and are offering a £1,000 reward to catch the culprits

The family say the cars are wrecked ‘beyond repair’ and are offering a £1,000 reward to catch the culprits

The yobs used paving slabs and a cricket bat bristling with nails to smash the windows and bodywork and scratch off the flag motif from the Mini Rose. 

The family say the cars are wrecked ‘beyond repair’ and are offering a £1,000 reward to catch the culprits. 

Business development manager Anja said: ‘Anyone who knows me since school will remember the little classic Mini Sky that my grandad got for me just before he passed away. 

‘As you can see from the pictures, it’s taken a huge beating, slabs thrown through the windows, lights smashed, roof hammered.

The cars were worth tens of thousands of pounds before being destroyed by vandals beyond repair

The cars were worth tens of thousands of pounds before being destroyed by vandals beyond repair

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