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Preston city centre venues targeted in first night of lockdown

Posted on - 21st March, 2020 - 12:05pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Pubs, Restaurants in Preston
The Curiosity Coffee Shop
The Curiosity Coffee Shop in Glover’s Court was targeted

Three venues in Preston city centre have been broken into during the first night of Government-enforced closures.

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Preston’s pubs, bars and restaurants shut yesterday (Friday 20 March) as part of the UK’s latest bid to beat the coronavirus pandemic.

Just a few hours later Lofty’s and The Curiosity Coffee Shop in Glover’s Court and IceBurg in Miller Arcade each had bricks put through their windows.

IceBurg
IceBurg in Miller Arcade had a brick put through the window

Lofty’s owner Andrew Forster claimed four people were responsible for the break-ins.

He said: “I knew venues would be vulnerable to this sort of thing but didn’t expect it so soon.

“Well nobody was hurt at least, and three of them were caught after cutting themselves climbing through the window.

“Let’s just hope the justice system decides to ‘isolate’ them for a very long time.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log LC20200321 – 0283.

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