Fury as Horndean shop is left vandalised by thugs

Attacker followed his victim for a mile before assault in city alleyway

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A SHOPKEEPER hoping to bring new life to Horndean has spoken of her dismay after her shop was vandalised over Christmas.

Trish Hacker was shocked when she got a call on Boxing Day to say a window had been smashed at her new shop in Horndean Precinct.

Mrs Hacker opened Country Patches Interiors and Crafts – selling a range of fabrics and curtains – earlier in December.

She said: ‘It looks like a stone or pellet has gone through and it’s shattered the glass.

‘The whole window has gone.

‘We came over on Boxing Day morning and luckily my husband was able to board it up.

‘It’s not nice.

‘Everybody had been saying what a difference our shop has made to the precinct and then somebody does this. It’s such a shame.’

Mrs Hacker will not be able to get the window fixed until after the festive holidays.

The criminal damage has been reported to the police.

Anyone with information should call Waterlooville police station on 101.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.