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Man charged by police after Moorbrook Inn heritage window smashed in

Posted on - 22nd April, 2024 - 2:05pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston News, Pubs
The smashed window at The Moorbrook
The smashed window at The Moorbrook

A man has been charged by the police after a heritage window was smashed at the Moorbrook Inn.

Thomas Beesley, 47, of Tag Croft, Ingol, has been charged with criminal damage to property and possession of a knife/bladed article in a public place.

Police were called at 9.48pm on 8 April to the Moorbrook Inn, North Road, to a report of criminal damage.

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Officers attended and found that a window at the pub had been smashed. The man has been bailed with conditions to appear at Preston Magistrates Court on 18 July.

A spokesperson from the Moorbrook Inn has said: “It is a real shame to have lost another one of our heritage windows”.

They went on to explain that “with these types of incidents it’s not really worth claiming through insurance as it only increases premiums”.

“This is obliviously a significant unwanted cost and considering that the pub industry struggling still from the effects of Covid and inflation a very unwelcome expense,” they added.

Money will now need to be raised to purchase vinyl transfers for the window to bring it back to looking like the original.

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