Vandalism at charity shop

BROKEN . . . Cancer Research shop manager Catrina Boxall (left) and volunteer May Campbell survey the damage.
BROKEN . . . Cancer Research shop manager Catrina Boxall (left) and volunteer May Campbell survey the damage.

A BELLSHILL charity shop faces a £600 bill after its front window was broken over a weekend.

Volunteers at the Cancer Research shop in Main Street locked up at 6pm on Saturday, November 12, but when they returned at 8.30am on Monday they discovered one of the panels had been damaged.

Volunteer Jim McLean said: “The shop has been here for 20 years and while we have had trouble with vandalism in the past it was a long time ago.

“We always have a quick look around when we close up at night and obviously on Saturday evening there was nothing to see, but presumably at some point between then an Monday morning someone has decided to have a go at it.

“I am quite sure it will be fixed, but the money could be put to much better use than having to fix the window due to some mindless behaviour.”

For full story, see this week’s Bellshill Speaker, dated Thursday, November 24.