The mansion home of honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani has been attacked by vandals just hours after he was freed by a South African court.
A large amount of white paint was splashed on the tarmac driveway outside the electronic gates of the £1.5 million villa in Bristol.
It appeared overnight after reporters spent all day waiting in vain for the return of the 34 year-old.
He was dramatically cleared of arranging the murder of his wife Anni in 2010 and allowed to return to the UK on Wednesday.
Dewani is believed to be staying in London before returning to his home in the Westbury-on-Trym area of Bristol.
The big detached property, which is shielded from the road, is owned by his wealthy family who run a care home empire in the West Country.
Dewani had always denied plotting to arrange the murder of his wife, who was shot after their taxi was hijacked on their honeymoon.
But his wife’s family are now threatening a private prosecution against him after sordid details emerged of his secret gay life which they claim show his marriage was a sham.