An Evesham businesswoman battling a brain tumour has been "targeted" by vandals.

Tracy Hampton had her business premises vandalised just days after opening last year, and now vandals have defaced her car.

Ms Hampton said the incident took place in the early hours of Sunday morning and believes it to be a targeted attack.

“I am fed up and angry,” she said.

“It is completely targeted and it is the same as the shop graffiti, and the malicious phone calls I have had also received refer to me as a 'gypo'.

“I believe they are trying to scare me into closing down my business.”

Ms Hampton was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2016.

She will have to live with the tumour for the rest of her life and began further treatment in September, 2021.

In May of last year, she moved her two businesses, Just Sweet Treats and Just Memorials, into a unit on St Richards Road in Evesham.

However, just nine days after opening she arrived to find the door and signs covered in graffiti.

Evesham Journal: Tracy Hampton's business was vandalised just days after openingTracy Hampton's business was vandalised just days after opening

While Ms Hampton says businesses has been going well, she is desperate for the vandalism to end.

She added: “I want them to come and speak to me if they have a problem with me, why are they doing it?

“They are cowards who are clearly living a sad life. They just need to stop.

“Business is going really well, and I have had so much support and excellent, positive, feedback from customers.

“We are coming up to the one-year anniversary and it looks really positive for the future.”

The incident has been reported to West Mercia Police who say it is being investigated.

A police spokesman confirmed: “This incident was reported to us on Sunday morning and is being investigated.

Offenders had used orange paint to spray offensive words on a white Toureg parked in Ellison Close, Evesham.

“Local police officers are in contact with the owner of the vehicle and will be conducting patrols in the area.”

The spokesman added that anyone with information regarding this, or similar, incidents should contact the police online at, quoting incident 00_i_16.012022.