YOBS have used fireworks to blow up a Huddersfield pensioner's greenhouse.
Jean Smith, of St John's Court, Lepton, was given the greenhouse several years ago by a friend, who died two weeks ago.
Now keen gardener Mrs Smith, 69, is unable to use the greenhouse.
The hooligans struck late at night.
Glass and parts of the wood frame were blown all over the garden and into the road.
Mrs Smith found a cardboard casing from a firework while clearing up glass.
It seems vandals jumped the fence surrounding the garden and kicked in the locked door before throwing in the firework.
The greenhouse is at the top of her long garden, which runs onto Rowley Lane.
Mrs Smith said: "They shouldn't sell fireworks so early.
"It must have been a big firework to blow the greenhouse up."
The incident has been reported to police and Mrs Smith has also spoken to local councillors.
Now, Mrs Smith said the greenhouse is unstable and unusable. Her insurance company is assessing the situation.
She said: "I have used my greenhouse a lot. I had been in it all afternoon on the day of the incident.
"What's the good of getting another greenhouse? They will just do it again. I can't put it anywhere else in the garden, without ruining 11 years of gardening."
Picture by Andrew Catchpool (5026b/17/03)
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