WATCH: Windows smashed at Worle pub in ‘unprovoked and targeted attack’
- Credit: Archant
A Worle pub had three windows smashed in an ‘unprovoked and targeted attack’.
The Parish Pump, in Queensway, had one window smashed through and two more damaged after being hit by a hammer at around 2am on Saturday.
Landlord Paul Renhard said it was 'clearly not an attempt to break in'.
He told the Mercury: "We are still open and luckily one of our customers is a window fitter and managed to sort out the damage and secured the property.
"The biggest window has completely gone through and the two others are in a bad way, but the most important thing is no one was hurt.
You may also want to watch:
"Someone has taken a hammer to all three but it is clearly not an attempt to break in, this was an unprovoked and targeted attack.
"It's a huge shame as this is the first time any incident of this kind has happened, but we are still open and fortunately it has not affected business too much."
The public house is owned by North Somerset Council, which purchased the North Worle District Centre - home to the pub, Sainsbury's, TK Maxx and five smaller retail units - in March last year for £37.95million.
- 1 Arrest made following death of man in Weston attack
- 2 How to order free Covid home tests
- 3 Popular Weston restaurant welcomes customers back
- 4 Inadequate care home responds
- 5 Grand Pier to host recruitment open days
- 6 Man charged with two counts of attempted murder
- 7 Drink-driver jailed after causing serious injuries to Weston couple
- 8 April 12 opening day: Sovereign Centre plans to shake-up Weston high street
- 9 Reopening: Thousands booked as hairdressers reopen
- 10 Local artists bring wow-factor to Weston shop windows
Avon and Somerset Constabulary is investigating the incident.
Its spokesman said: "We received a report of a criminal damage at a public house in Queensway on Saturday morning at about 2am.
"A window was smashed and police enquiries into the incident are continuing.
"Anyone with information is asked to contact us quoting reference number 5219236368."