It’s been reported that an estate agency in Burgess Hill, West Sussex, has had its windows smashed, causing £1,500 of damage.
Arlington Residential Sales and Lettings’ office in the town was hit just before the Christmas break and proprietor Neil Ingram is quoted as saying: “I have been here four years and this is the first time the front window has been smashed.”
It appears the culprits had been involved in an argument close to the premises; they then took out their anger on the windows.
He told the local Argus news website: “We checked the CCTV footage and we can see there was three people. Police were called and they did a search of the area.
“The window is quite thick so they must have thrown it with a lot of force. The CCTV couldn’t get a clear image of the suspects so police closed the case for now.
“It’s just the thoughtlessness that bothers me. We got a quote from insurance and it would cost about £1,500 to replace.
“We have tried to keep the Christmas spirit going by turning the damage into a snow flake. However this does not deflect from the cost and time it will take to repair it.”