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Wednesday 21st of November 2018
November 2, 2010

AXA warns of week of malicious damage

by Richard Kilner

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AXA warns of week of malicious damage

AXA home insurance has revealed that the week of Halloween and Bonfire Night is, perhaps unsurprisingly, the worst for malicious damage insurance claims of the entire year.

AXA urges homeowners to be on their guard at this time of year, as it has seen a huge surge in malicious acts during this week over the last few years.

Saturday appears to be the worst of days during the week, with the highest claims of the year (three and a half times the daily average).

A wide range of damage occurs, including egging of windows and tearing down of fences and letterboxes for use as bonfire fuel.

Amanda Edwards of AXA home insurance has stated that Bonfire Night is a lot of fun but a minority use it as an excuse to behave irresponsibly, and urged homeowners to be vigilant.

London may be particularly susceptible to criminal acts this year, as the Fire Brigade Union (FBU) is planning strikes from the 5th to the 7th of November, drastically cutting coverage in the city.

 

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