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