In the early hours of last Saturday, my car sustained more than £1,000 damage through malicious vandalism on Marine Parade, Brighton.

I am distressed by this damage to a car, less than two months old, that I have worked hard as a cancer nurse to buy and run.

However, what made the experience more bearable were the kind comments and support I received from passers-by while I sat for what seemed like hours trying to contact a glass fitter who was able to help and get me back on the road to face the rest of the repairs.

So thank you to all those people who stopped to offer support and to the person who reported the incident to the police.

Thanks also to the police, who handled the incident with care and consideration.

-Dawn Beaumont-Jewell, Chelmsford, Essex