Broken windows, damage believed to be work of vandals

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Two windows were broken and a glass panelled door was damaged on Friday night, affecting three businesses in Gore’s Main St.
Newly refurbished cafe The Stable Kitchen and Flowers by Veronica both had windows smashed and a glass panel in the door of Pizza Hut was broken in what is believed to be random vandalism.
The owners of The Stable Kitchen and Flowers by Veronica, Brett and Veronica Dawson, said the damage was a nuisance for the two businesses as the buildings they were housed in were insured separately and they expected a high excess.
Mr Dawson said The Stable Kitchen opened five weeks ago and the vandalism was an inconvenience.
‘‘It means we have to do all the sign writing again for the windows and get the repairs done,’’ he said.
Mrs Dawson said they were unsure how much it would cost to get the repairs done.
She said no alarms had been set off, indicating no-one had entered the buildings.
The police notified of them of the vandalism at 4.30am on Saturday.
They were thankful for the assistance of James Cooper Builders, which helped them reinforce the windows early on Saturday morning.
A glass panel in the front door of Pizza Hut was also broken.
Duty manager Vishal Rujy said it was believed no-one had entered the building.
Sergeant Greg Ballantyne, of Gore, said police were investigating the matter and would be reviewing CCTV footage.