Thugs target Leyland’s ‘takeaway mile’ and smash windows

Photo: David Hurst'Boarded window in Thindian Food To Go, Chapel Brow, Leyland
Photo: David Hurst'Boarded window in Thindian Food To Go, Chapel Brow, Leyland
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A BUNCH of vandals are causing chaos on Leyland’s ‘takeaway mile’.

Chapel Brow, in Leyland, is famed for its variety of eateries but it has become the target of window-smashing thugs in recent weeks.

Lancashire police confirmed they are investigating a spate of anti-social behaviour after four windows were damaged in a four-day spree.

And a police spokesman revealed they have upped night time patrols to try and tackle the problems.

They said: “There have been a number of instances.

“At the minute we are putting it down to anti social behaviour.

“We have increased patrols especially during the night when these things have happened.”

The Va-Purr Lounge and a the town mosque’s windows were targeted in the early hours of 10pm on Friday, 17, July and 5am, Saturday, 18, July.

The electronic cigarette retailer and the Indian eatery across the road, the Thindian, had bricks thrown at their windows sometime between 11pm on Monday, 20 July and 5am on Tuesday, 21, July.

But this is not the first time the street has been subjected to attacks.

In September 2014 masked thugs terrorised the street twice in two days, throwing bricks and smashing windows with metal poles.

Thindian owner Shiraz Miah’s door was smashed just eight months ago and he said he is considering re-locating because of the hassle.

He said: “I don’t know what I’ve done to upset who ever it was.

“This is the second time this has happened to me and it is happening in this street quite a lot.

“It is heartbreaking. I just feel gutted, I work so hard and something like this can affect my livelihood. I have considered moving away.