AN ELDERLY couple have had their car and house windows smashed in a suspected case of mistaken identity.

At about 11pm on Sunday, May 2, the couple in their sixties heard noises outside their home in Hawkhurst Way, Bexhill.

Upon checking to see what had happened, they found that the windows in the lounge and porch, and all windows on their car parked outside, had been smashed.

Some type of blunt instrument is believed to have been used.

PC Matt Pearmain said; "The couple know of no reason why they would be targeted in this frightening way, and we suspect that someone has got the wrong address, although we have not yet established the real motive, or those responsible.

"If you saw any suspicious activity in the area that night, or if you have any other information that you think may help, please contact us either online or by calling 101, quoting serial 1313 of 02/05.

"You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."