Ipswich: Vandals smash window at Dhaka restaurant

A RESTAURANT owner has told of his dismay after night-time revellers grabbed a nearby sandbag and smashed it through a window.

Foez Haque, owner and manager of the Dhaka restaurant in Orwell Place, Ipswich, said revellers “testing out their muscles” had cost him hundreds of pounds in damage.

Mr Haque received a call from Suffolk police on Saturday, July 21, reporting that the front window of his restaurant had been smashed.

Mr Haque said: “Someone has thrown a sandbag through my restaurant window. They will have got the sandbag from the roadworks in Upper Orwell Street.

“Those roadworks are going to be there for six weeks and the sandbag would have been holding down one of the road signs.

“It is just one of those things but I’m sure it was just someone who was testing out their muscles and threw it. It is criminal damage, though.”

“It’s going to cost around �760 to replace it, so it isn’t cheap at all.”

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A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said the incident is believed to have taken place between 1am and 7am on July 21. She said there was no sign of the offender trying to gain access to the building and appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to call Pc Andrew Stansfield at Ipswich police station on 101.

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