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Spalding bar staff left heartbroken after burglary




Staff at a Spalding cocktail bar have been left devastated following a burglary over the weekend.

The burglary took place at Imaginarium, on Westlode Street, sometime overnight on October 12,where bottles of alcohol said to be valued up to £1000 were taken.

Manager Lucy Smith said: "It is gutting to see the damage caused to our bar.

Matt Clark at Imaginarium in Spalding in July this year.
Matt Clark at Imaginarium in Spalding in July this year.

"We are working harder than ever to ensure our doors stay open and our staff remain employed through COVID, made harder already by the recent curfew.

"Our revenue has been clearly and significantly hit in this burglary, and this is yet another thing that we have to try and recover from. It is heart breaking!"

Lucy says that extensive damage was caused to glass doors in order for access to be made to the bar, before the site was attended and made secure by owners.

Repairs are now underway and the site will be back up and running as normal this Friday from 5pm.

Owners Activ Leisure said: "This is not the first time that one of our Spalding venues has suffered from crime, and unfortunately it is clear that these occurrences are far more frequent during curfew.

"The site was broken into at a time that the site previously would have been trading.

"Thanks to our CCTV system inside and outside the venue, excellent quality images of the perpetrator have been handed to the Police.

"Whist we are not hopeful of recovering our losses, at least strong evidence may help towards a prosecution and therefore reduce the chances of this happening to other small local businesses."

A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police said: "We are investigating a burglary at a premises in Westlode Street. I

"It was reported to have happened sometime overnight on the 12th.

"A quantity of alcohol was taken.

"Investigations are ongoing and any witnesses can call us on 101, quoting incident 108 of October 13."



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