WATCH: Windows smashed at Worle pub in ‘unprovoked and targeted attack’
PUBLISHED: 15:55 15 October 2019 | UPDATED: 16:47 15 October 2019
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.
"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.
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."