Landlord ‘absolutely disgusted’ at vandals
“This is what mindless idiots think is fun, but time will prevail and the people responsible will be caught.
“We only had a refurbishment last week and we spent around £1,500 doing up the bar, which was just finished on Friday.
“We were really busy with the Celtic v Rangers game being on and all the guys were in yesterday, but it was a great afternoon and everybody left after the football.
“The pub was closed at the back of 11pm and the bar staff went home – and then this happens.
“We’re having to board up the windows until we can get them repaired, and we’re meant to have a funeral later this week – it’s not what we need.”
The family awoke to find the inside of their pub showered with shattered glass, and a cleanup operation got under way after the police were called.
A knife, apparently used to slash the tyres of the Haxtons’ car and van parked nearby, is also understood to have been found and taken away for tests by officers.
Mrs Haxton said she was offering an undisclosed reward for information which leads to the arrest of the person or people responsible and called on them to contact her or the police.
“I’ve never had any trouble before, so I haven’t a clue why anyone would do this,” she added.
The incident happened just weeks after the John Thomson 3G pitch in Cardenden was left splattered with blue and red paint in an apparently sectarian act.
Anyone with information about the latest attack should contact Police Scotland on 101.
Ann Haxton next to one of the broken windows at the Village Inn, Cardenden, which was attacked just after its refurbishment.