Mystery of spate of attacks on Chorley bookies

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  • Paint thrown over windows of Chorley Ladbrokes
  • Fourth attack on town bookamkers’ stores
  • Police and shop managers to hold talks

TALKS are due to to take place following the latest in a spate of attacks on bookmakers’ shops in Chorley.

Police and bookmakers management will get together, in a bid to tackle vandalism on the stores.

In the latest incident, paint was thrown over the windows of the Ladbrokes store on Pall Mall, Chorley.

This follows a number of incidents that have happened to bookmakers in the area.

Earlier in the year, the William Hill store on Pall Mall had its windows smashed causing thousands of pounds worth of damage, while the Ladbrokes store again had paint thrown over its windows.

Last year, the William Hill store again had its windows smashed.

Police have previously said they do not suspect that the incidents are connected.

The incidents lead to a number of calls for CCTV provision to be extended throughout the borough. Council bosses refused to rule out the possibility and they previously said they were looking at better quality cameras and improving the overall system.

Sgt Matt Moon, of Chorley Police, said: “We will ensure that officers go to the bookmakers to see what has been happening and we will discuss ways to stop it.

“We urge anybody with any information to come forward and report it to us.”

A spokesman from Ladbrokes said: “We will work closely with the police as they continue their investigations.”

Anyone with any information on the crimes should call Chorley Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.