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Vandals target empty office building at Preston Docks

Posted on - 17th August, 2018 - 9:26am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston Docks, Riversway

The building has become a hotspot for anti-social behaviour Pic credit: Richard McCann

Vandals have taken it upon themselves to target an empty office building located near Preston Docks.

Windows have been smashed in and and items from inside the building have been thrown from the first floor onto the car park.

Situated at the junction of Navigation Way and Chain Caul Way, the building was said to be left a mess.

The incident was reported to have happened on Saturday 29 July and there have been subsequent break-in attempts since.

It’s previously had its windows boarded up whilst no one has been occupying it.

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Member of the public, Richard McCann, saw the aftermath of the vandalism. He said: “Building on docks empty and up for lease was badly damaged again kids yesterday. Windows smashed items thrown from first floor into car park. Looks a real mess.”

Councillor Peter Kelly, ward councillor for Riversway, said: “It’s disappointing to hear of the vandalism at the empty offices. Something like this doesn’t help the community and could even jeopardise future business investment in the area.

“Preston is a great city with a lot to offer. It saddens me that a few people spoil it for everyone with actions such as these.”

Preston Police were approached for a comment about the incident but did not respond.

Have you visited Preston Docks recently? What do you think about the vandalism? Let us know in the comments below

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