Windows smashed at businesses in Spalding

The smashed window at Tulip Tandoori
The smashed window at Tulip Tandoori

Several businesses in Spalding have had windows at their premises smashed over the space of a few weeks.

Two weeks ago a window at Tulip Tandoori Restaurant on Pinchbeck Road in Spalding was broken, which has left owner Abu Rasel £400 out of pocket.

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He said: “It doesn’t look very nice and because of health and safety regulations we can’t let anyone sit near the window because it is dangerous.

“We’re putting new glass in over the next few days, but the cost of this isn’t good - especially not for a small business.”

A similar turn of events occured at USA Chicken on New Road in Spalding - across the road from Tulip Tandoori - where another window was smashed four weeks ago.

Owner Huseyin Yildiz said: “It happened on a Tuesday night or the early hours of Wednesday morning, which is my day off, but when I came in I looked at the CCTV and saw a group of five boys around it, then one kicked the glass and broke it, but they haven’t been found yet.

“When I see the window it makes me very angry because it should not look like that and there was no reason for someone to break my window.

“I cannot afford to pay for a new window because it is very expensive, but it has an effect on my business as well.

“My regular customers are fine about the window but new customers can be put off by the it and some might not come in because of that.

“This isn’t the first time it has happened, a man once pushed his girlfriend into another window of mine during an argument and it smashed but he admitted it and paid for the damage straight away, so that was better than this because no one is paying for the damage.”