Norfolk butcher’s shop attacked by vandals
An award-winning butcher’s shop has been the target of vandals, after its windows were smashed by bricks in a seemingly random act of criminal damage.
The incident, which happened at the Bradwell Butchery in Norfolk in the early hours of Saturday morning, was captured on CCTV. The footage apparently showed a person running from across the road with two bricks in hand, which they repeatedly threw at the windows.
There appears to have been no effort to break into the shop and, once the window had been smashed, the perpetrator ran off.
Butcher Andrew Edmonds said he was ‘disgusted’ by the cowardly acts, which he said took mere minutes.
He said: “I am obviously disappointed and angry this has happened. We have spent a lot of time, money and effort in making the shop look attractive and, indeed, we are just having the outside repainted as the paint had faded badly from two years ago.
“Yes, the windows can be replaced, but there is basically nothing you can do to stop it happening again unless we put shutters up, which I would hate to do as we would then start to look like a rundown city centre and not a village shop.
“I hope it does not have to come to that!”
Police are investigating the attack.
Bradwell’s Butchery won the Midlands and East of England Butcher’s Shop of the Year award in 2010 and was named East Anglia Champion in this year’s Bpex National Roadshow.