VANDALS caused hundreds of pounds worth of damage to a Middlewich store which raises money for people with cancer.

One window was smashed and another cracked beyond repair at the Cancer Research charity shop, on Wheelock Street, last weekend.

Co-manager Kate Davies said: “It was a mess. Glass was everywhere, we’re still finding it all over the place.

“We had to close the shop for an hour and a half so we lost trade there and it cost £160 just to board it up.

“We’re a charity and this is a huge amount of money. It’s absolutely senseless.”

The incident occurred just a fortnight after thugs smashed windows at five business premises in the town but PSCO Richard Garrett does not think the two incidents are linked.

He said Middlewich Community Action Team is currently reviewing CCTV footage and will be stepping up patrols over the next six weeks.

Anyone with information should call Middlewich Community Action Team on 0845 4586382 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0845 4580000.