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Hunt for pub attack thugs

CCTV image of a man police would like to speak to in connection with vandalism at the Harvester, North Promenade, Cleveleys

CCTV image of a man police would like to speak to in connection with vandalism at the Harvester, North Promenade, Cleveleys

A pub was forced to close when mindless vandals went on a £3,000 early morning wrecking spree.

Police are now appealing for information and have released CCTV images to find those responsible for smashing three bespoke windows at the Harvester on North Promenade, Cleveleys.

Bosses at the Mitchell and Butlers eaterie was closed until 3pm on Monday after staff arrived at work to find the scene of devastation.

Police said vandals caused the damage by throwing stones at the building.

A spokesman for the company said: “In the early hours of Sunday morning our restaurant had the front and some side windows broken by vandals.

“Fortunately the business was closed and therefore no one was hurt.

“Opening was slightly delayed while we cleaned up the mess but we began trading as normal later that afternoon.

“The police are investigating and we have provided them with CCTV footage.”

The vandalism shocked the community, but Coun David Walmsley, Jubilee ward councillor for Wyre Council, says the area is not frequently disrupted by crime.

He said: “I was very surprised to hear about this and annoyed these people have been walking around at 2am in the morning wrecking our community.

“It’s an isolated incident and we should point out this doesn’t happen very often.

“If we can catch one of the people responsible hopefully we can catch the others.”

PC Rachel Lee, from Lancashire Police, is investigating the incident.

She said: “The footage shows two suspects intentionally throwing stones at the windows of the pub, causing them to shatter.

“There are four damaged windows in total, and the manager of the pub estimates the total cost of the damage to be in excess of £3,000.

“This is a deliberate act of damage, with devastating consequences for the business.

“I urge anyone who recognises the people responsible to come forward and contact Police.

“This sort of behaviour will not be tolerated.”

Anyone with information should call Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555

111.”

 

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