Huntingdon sweet shop owner furious after New Year’s window attack

A SHOPOWNER in Huntingdon is furious after vandals smashed his front window for the second time since he opened.

Barry Mitchell visited The Retro Sweet Shop, in All Saint’s Passage, on Monday to find that over the New Year’s weekend the glass door to his store had been broken.

The incident happened between Mr Mitchell closing the store on New Year’s Eve at 4pm and Monday afternoon when he returned. He said: “It was disheartening to see that the shop had been attacked again.

“It’s just drunken mindless violence. It looks as if someone has punched or headbutted the door - just some moron trying to impress his girlfriend. I just hope it hurt them.

“It probably happened at New Year’s when people fell out of the clubs and bars in the town and head to the kebab shop in the passage. I can’t see it any other time as everyone’s sleeping.

“When it happened two years ago, within a month of opening, it cost me �300 to replace. My insurance excess is higher so it will all come out of my pocket which will have to be reflected on the price of my sweets. Attacks like this are putting a tax on sweets in town.”

The sweet shop owner said the passage was a hotspot for broken windows with fashion retailer Burton still sporting smashed glass two years after an attack and the a hairdressers next door to him was also had damaged glass. INFORMATION: If you saw the attack contact Cambridgeshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.