North East UK news Police investigating after yobs smash Tynemouth chocolatier shop window MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - CCTV, filmed on the night of the incident, showed a group sprinting away from the shop. The act has sparked anger.
Breaking News ! Yobs smashed a Tynemouth shop's window in what customers have called a "despicable" act of vandalism. Northumbria Police are investigating Friday night's attack on the Gareth James Chocolatier store, on Front Street. A Facebook post from the shop, shared over 1,000 times, stated: "So, we understand that lockdown leaves not much for people to do to occupy themselves with at the moment, but kicking in a window for fun, really??" Officers are probing CCTV footage, which shows a group of youngsters sprinting away from the shop shortly after 8pm. Mr James, who has had the business for over a decade, declined to comment further when approached by ChronicleLive. A post on the shop's Facebook page states: "We believe that we have identified all four people, and have passed names and a mass of evidence to the police." (Image: Newcastle Chronicle) The post then thanked customers for sharing the appeal. However there has been disgust at the "mindless" act against a business during the current Covid-19 pandemic.
. I hope they get caught." A Northumbria Police spokesperson confirmed that several names had been passed to the force, and were being investigated.
They added: “Shortly before 9.55pm on February 19 we received a report of a broken window at Gareth James Chocolatier, Front Street, Tynemouth. “CCTV has been reviewed and enquiries are on-going into the incident.”
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