A FURIOUS man has called on car park operators to improve security after his windows were repeatedly smashed.

Jack Payne from Rottingdean discovered his car on July 30 with smashed windows after finishing a shift at the Waggon and Horses pub in Church Street, Brighton.

He says this is the second time it has happened National Car Parks (NCP) car park in Church Street in the last few months.

Jack said some change was taken from his car and that the most difficult issue has been getting the windows and frames repaired.

The latest incident happened on July 30.

The 26-year-old said: "They left my little boy's car seat, it is just people trying to get money.

"Although the worst bit is the inconvenience, I know these people have been in the car, rummaging around where my child sits."

Jack said he has reported the incidents to the police and to NCP. He said his insurance company told him it is the sixth break-in they have been told of in the same car park in the last eight weeks.

The Argus: The damage caused to Jack Payne's carThe damage caused to Jack Payne's car

He wants to see more done by NCP to bring an end to the car break-ins.

Jack said: "There should be CCTV and more security - even if it is someone walking around the site at night.

"My work pays a lot of money to have a season ticket to have the parking space.

"It should be so easy to deal with, I have an app through work that tells you about people that have been banned from pubs, who you can then kick out.

"I have emailed NCP, but they have not bothered to reply, I have called them and not been answered, and I have even gone down but can never find anyone.

"I have to keep parking there because it is convenient for work, and there is not a lot of other places to park in the area."

NCP is the United Kingdom's largest private car park operator with over 150,000 spaces across more than 500 car parks in towns, cities and airports.

Sussex Police have been investigating the incident and are asking for people or witnesses to come forward if they have any information.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: "We received a report of a car being broken into at the National Car Parks Ltd car park in Church Street, Brighton, at 1.34am on July 30.

The Argus: Broken glass was left on the seats of Jack Payne's carBroken glass was left on the seats of Jack Payne's car

"Sussex Police is continuing to investigate the incident.

"Witnesses or anyone with information should report it to the police online or call 101 and quote serial 74 of 30/07."

The parking operator dismissed Jack's claims of the most recent break-in. The Argus replied to ask them if they wanted to change their comment after the police confirmed they were investigating but received no reply.

A spokesman said: "We have had no reported incidents of break-ins in the last two weeks.

"We were aware of an incident that happened before then, where three cars experienced break-ins, and we have already increased our patrols at this site.

"We liaise with the police when incidents are reported to us, but we urge customers to follow police advice and not leave valuable items in their cars when they park anywhere, not just in our car parks, as this does, unfortunately, encourage opportunist thefts."

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