A BARROW mum is appealing for vandals to come forward after they damaged her son’s race car beyond repair.

CCTV footage captured the moment when three people, believed to be two men and a woman, decided to damage a racing car belonging to eight-year-old Kade Bromley.

The incident happened at around 11.40pm on Saturday on Verdun Avenue, Walney.

Although Kade managed to attend his race using the car, it still needs replacing due to the structure being weakened.

Kade’s mum Jo Bromley said: “He is quite upset, we noticed it literally right before we were setting off to go and race yesterday. He races every fortnight over in the North East.

“We tried to pull the car up as much as we could so it didn’t really effect it but we will just have to get a new one now to replace it.

“We have straightened it up as much as we could but it is still all totally creased so it has sort of weakened it.

“They were walking past and they just got onto the trailer and started to pull on the roofing and pulling it down.

“It looks like two men and a lady and you can hear the lady say something like ‘I’d pay to see you do that’.

“I think they might have just been drunk, but it’s a kid’s car at the end of the day.

“We don’t normally bring it home either, it was just because we were setting off first thing and it was just easier to pop it up on the trailer and set off with it instead of going to the yard and picking it up.

“We won’t do that again anyway.”

The vehicle had only just been decorated with new stickers just a fortnight prior to being damaged.

Mrs Bromley said: “It’s probably looking at around £350-£400 to replace. You’ve got to get the roofing and get it painted and restickered up.

“It has literally only just been restickered about two weeks before. Probably the worst time to have done it.”

Despite having to pay for a replacement, the family does not want to take any legal action against the vandals, and just wants to receive an apology for what has been done.

Mrs Bromley said: “I haven’t contacted the police because I just want them (vandals) to come and apologise to him.

“I think they were just that drunk that they walked past and thought it would be a good idea.

“I just want to find out who they are so they can come and apologise and so that they can hear how it upset him. I think that will be more impactful for them than it would be going down the criminal route.”

If you have any information on the incident, message Jo Stephenson on Facebook.