Club hit in £20,000 vandalism attack

Vandals strike at Kirkham
Vandals strike at Kirkham
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POLICE are hunting for vandals who carried out a £20,000 wrecking spree at a derelict Kirkham nightclub.

The Edge, on Preston Street, was targeted by yobs who caused catastrophic damage, pelting windows with stones and rocks.

As part of the orgy of destruction, they destroyed five 8ft by 5ft double glazed windows and two 7ft by 2ft double glazed doors.

The smashed panes in the building – which has stood empty for a year – have now been boarded up.

But police are desperate to trace the vandals.

Sgt Niamh O’Donoghue, from Kirkham and Rural Fylde Neighbourhood Policing, told The Gazette: “The estimated cost of damage caused by these vandals is in excess of £20,000.

“This amount of damage is very unusual in Kirkham, if anyone knows anything or witnessed anything suspicious which could assist us with our investigation I’d urge them to come forward.”

The attack happened between 9am on Wednesday May 2 and 9am on May 7 – Bank Holiday Monday.

The rear of the property was targeted and access to it can only be reached via Preston Street or from Carr Hill school playing fields.

Police have now stepped up patrols in the area in a bid to combat further vandalism.

Kirkham Councillor Liz Oades today spoke of her disappointment.

She said: “It’s very regrettable damage on such a large scale has been caused in Kirkham.

“There are houses nearby so I just hope somebody saw or at least heard something which may assist police.

“Kirkham residents are normally very good at coming forward.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call Kirkham inquiry desk on (01253) 604734 or Lancashire Police on 101.