A number of local businesses have once again become target of vandalism. Over night neon coloured obscenities were sprayed over the doors of a number of premises including Price & Stubbs Funeral Directors, The Star Public House and The Hanley Economic Building Society. Others report seeing damage to the electric sub station near Marks and Spencer’s.
Photographed: Criminal damage to the Star Public House, Price & Stubbs Funeral Directors and The Hanley Economic Building Society
This latest criminal damage comes as Police issued an appeal after five businesses had their windows smashed earlier this week.
Officers from the Stafford neighbourhood policing team were called to Stone town centre in the week after reports of criminal damage were made by Valley’s Fast Food, Flames, Priory Fish Bar, R Mountford Ironmongers, and Morrison’s who all had windows smashed.
Police officers say CCTV inquiries are being carried out in relation these incidents from earlier this week. Anyone with any information was asked to contact Staffordshire Police on Facebook, Twitter, or by calling 101 quoting incident 404 of 22 October in relation to these incidences.
Many locals have taken to social media to offer support Lee Gibson posted “If the owners of these businesses need a hand cleaning this up over the weekend please shout up on here – happy to help as I’m sure others would be”
Whilst Carol James said “Totally shocked .sending my regards to everyone at Price & Stubbs..lovely people who have been wonderful to me. Dealing with 2 funerals. I would come & clean . . I’m 73”. Jo Finney added, “This is disgusting. So disrespectful”.
If anyone has information which may help police in relation to the damage caused last night they should quote incident 18 of 24th October.
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