A PENSIONER has been left fuming after stones and eggs were mistakenly hurled at her home in an apparent vigilante attack on disgraced charity boss Richard Day.
Mary Fincham, who lives alone next door to Day in Lowergate Road, Huncoat, said she was terrified when the missiles hit her bedroom window late last Friday evening.
The 79-year-old, who is partially-sighted and needs to use a walking stick, said she managed to find her way downstairs to contact the police, not knowing what had caused the noise.
Mrs Fincham said: "I heard three big bangs but it was so dark I couldn't see anything. I came downstairs to check the front porch and lounge windows and they appeared all right, so I went back upstairs.
"Immediately, there was another terrific bang that seemed to flash, so I phoned the police. I was very frightened - I thought at first it could be fireworks or maybe pellets from a gun, but there were no holes in my window. It wasn't until the following morning that I could see the egg on my window and sill. Mr Day has told me that the very big bang I heard was somebody vandalising his wife's car."
She added: "The police said it was apparent that I had been wrongly targeted and I just want to make it clear that I have nothing to do with Mr Day's problems and no-one has any right to target me."
Police confirmed that Day's property had also been targeted in similar attacks after it was revealed he had been cautioned for indecently assaulting two disabled women.
A police spokesperson said: "The police have received a number of reports of damage to a man's property and inquiries are continuing into the nature of these attacks."