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Chadderton Club offers reward after building is vandalised for third time.
Tuesday 13th November 2018 @ 13:14 by Anna Fletcher
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Photo by Nigel Wood: Maria and Les Turner (Secretary and Treasurer at the Chadderton Reform Club).

The Chadderton Reform Club is offering a reward after being targeted for the third time in 15 months.

The vandalism comes right after the club had completed an £18,000 renovation on the building. At 11pm on Sunday (Nov 11) the club’s CCTV caught four young people wearing hoodies on bikes who spray painted all over the building, including the windows, as well as painting profanity onto the car of one of their staff members.

Treasurer, Les Turner, said: “It would have been devastating at any time, but especially as we have just renovated the building. We have a good idea of who is behind it and have been to the police, but we know they are stretched and this is the third time in 15 months. A brick was thrown through one of the windows earlier in the year and then another brick was thrown through the window of a car a few weeks later.

“We do not know if the incidents are related, but we don’t know what to do. Once we fix the building is something else going to happen again? There are some evil people in this world and this has been absolutely devastating and at this point it feels more like a grudge than vandalism.”

The four culprits approached on push bikes past the lights on Middleton Road towards Broadway and went back that way after the damage was done.

Builders who are currently on-site restoring parts of the building will be helping to fix the damage and four kind customers spent the morning after the attack using acetone to take the paint off the car so luckily it will not need to be re-sprayed.

Les added: “We are offering a reward to anyone that can give information that leads to the conviction of the people responsible for this. We want justice.”

Anyone with information about the attack is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.