Land­lord ‘ab­so­lutely dis­gusted’ at van­dals

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“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.

Pic­ture: Tina Norris.

Ann Hax­ton next to one of the bro­ken win­dows at the Vil­lage Inn, Car­den­den, which was at­tacked just af­ter its re­fur­bish­ment.

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