Appeal for information after charity shop damaged

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(Last Updated On: January 28, 2019)

A local charity have appealed for information after one of it’s shops was damaged earlier in the week.

Damage includes a cracked window and internal damage thought to have been caused by a lorry reversing.

Animals in Distress said on Facebook today: “On Monday night/Tuesday morning, 14th/15th January, significant damage was done to the front of our Outlet charity shop at The Old Service Station, Totnes Road, Paignton TQ3 3RZ.

“It appears as though a lorry has reversed onto the forecourt, and backed into the long awning above the windows. The awning has been pushed back, bending the framework, pushing the aluminium window frame in and buckling it, cracking the window pane and causing some internal damage. We are having the extent of the damage assessed in case there are any structural concerns.

“Perhaps coincidentally, this lorry was seen parked in the forecourt from around 19:15 / 19:30hrs Monday, and stayed there until between 05.30 and 06.00 hrs on Tuesday morning. The vehicle is believed to be a white 10 tonne truck with ‘Warehouse’ written in red on the side.

“If anyone has any information about this event or about the lorry in photo, please can you get in touch and we will pass the information on to the police.

“Thank you so much for your help,”

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