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Library picture: Asgar Vanparekh and sales assistant Susan Waltham outside Classic News on Sheep Market. (2177521)
Library picture: Asgar Vanparekh and sales assistant Susan Waltham outside Classic News on Sheep Market. (2177521)

A burglary hit Spalding newsagents is for sale with co-owner Asgar Vanparekh blaming the raids and the town being awash with illegal cigarettes.

Asgar and brother-in-law Abbas Lakmidhar will soldier on if no-one buys the 13-year lease on Classic News in Sheep Market, and will definitely keep Spalding News in Market Place.

Asgar says the decision to sell was prompted by four break-ins and unfair competition from so many shops selling illegal cigarettes at £3-£3.50 for 20 while their legitimately obtained packs are priced at £8-£10.


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