Ram raid tar­gets hair salon

Stockport Express - - News - ALEX SCAPENS alex.scapens@men­media.co.uk @AlexS­capen­sMEN

ASTOLEN car was de­lib­er­ately crashed through the front of a Stock­port hair­dressers in the mid­dle of the night.

Po­lice have ap­pealed for wit­nesses af­ter the black Polo was re­versed into the Hair Stu­dio, in Of­fer­ton, on Tues­day (De­cem­ber 22) at 1.45am.

A man was seen stop­ping the ve­hi­cle, making a ramp up the kerb with fence pan­els and then re­vers­ing at speed to leave a gap­ing hole in the front of the salon.

But it is thought noth­ing was stolen in the ram raid leav­ing of­fi­cers un­sure as to whether the mo­tive was theft or some­thing more per­sonal. The Polo had been stolen in a bur­glary at Chea­dle Heath on De­cem­ber 19 and was re­moved from the scene a few hours later.

Steve Cromp­ton, 48, land­lord at the nearby Vic­to­ria pub, said: “I heard this thud and went out­side and there was a car in the shop.

“There was two halves of a con­crete fence panel placed on the kerb to make a ramp. Ev­ery­one was com­ing across to have a look. It feels a bit strange, it is a hair­dressers not crime cen­tral. It’s a talk­ing point that will take peo­ple’s minds off Christ­mas for a day or two.”

On Tues­day morn­ing the coun­cil’s build­ing in­spec­tors were on site making an as­sess­ment as a po­lice car stood guard out­side.

It is un­known at this stage when the salon will re­open.

A res­i­dent in a neigh­bour­ing property to the salon, on Hall Street, only wished to be iden­ti­fied as Si­mon.

The dad-of-two, 25, said: “He just stopped at the bus stop and made a ramp then put his foot down and went straight into it. There was a big crash, I went out­side and the car door was open and no one to be seen. It’s a bit of a worry.”

Po­lice will study CCTV from the area as part of their in­ves­ti­ga­tion and have con­firmed the re­ports of a ramp be­ing used.

In­spec­tor Steve Palmer, from the east area neigh­bour­hood po­lice, said: “It is very un­usual to have a ram raid at a hair­dressers and we will need to make enquiries be­fore we jump to any con­clu­sions.

“We will have to in­ves­ti­gate what the rea­son for this was as at this stage to our knowl­edge noth­ing was stolen.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion can con­tact po­lice on 101 or Crimes­top­pers anony­mously on 0800 555 111.

The ram raid dam­age at the Hair Stu­dio, in Of­fer­ton

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