Windows vandalised at town charity shop

Left, Dawn Smith, store manager, and volunteers and staff at the store in Foundry Walk.
Left, Dawn Smith, store manager, and volunteers and staff at the store in Foundry Walk.
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The manager at a charity shop has said she cannot believe her store has been attacked for a third time in three weeks.

The Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) charity shop in Foundry Walk had a window smashed overnight between Monday and Tuesday this week.

The store’s manager Dawn Smith said: “It is just unbelievable, I was walking up the street and saw the window and just went ‘oh no’.

“I just do not understand why some people would do this. It is hard to understand the psyche of people who would carry out an attack like this.”

In addition she said that two collection bins, one in Chaucer Way and another at the Primrose Hill car park, had been overturned.

She also added that the store is looking at CCTV for the store but money to pay for it would come out of the charity’s efforts to save lives.

It comes after the store had received £731 in donations after two windows were smashed at the shop last month on Friday, January 16 and Saturday, January 17. Due to the cost of repairing the windows, it had cost the charity more than a £1,000 to make the repairs.

Speaking prior to the third attack, assistant store manager Linda Atkinson added:“It has amazed me. It is very touching and moving to know we have that much support from Daventry people.

“For people to give that amount of money is just... I don’t know what to say, we are just so grateful.

“We are overwhelmed by people’s generosity and it is heartwarming to know there are people that care.”

One person donated a total of £500 after hearing about the two attacks.

A spokesman for the WNAA said after the third attack: “We are normally well supported by the local community in Daventry and grateful for their support. Incidents like this are out of character as well.

“We would appeal to anyone with information about these incidents to get in touch with the police.”

Northamptonshire Police are looking into the incidents. Anyone with information about the attacks is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.