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Hairdresser fears for the future after vandal attack
A DAY after vandals threw bricks through the window of a hairdresser’s, staff returned to work to see they had struck again.
Louts targeted Morgan Hair Care on George Street, in St Helens’ cultural quarter.
It left Nikki Collins, who has owned the business for 12 years, concerned about its long-term future in the town centre.
Speaking in her boarded up salon, the 46-year-old said: “They didn’t take anything. It was just pure vandalism.
“It is on CCTV apparently ,and shows two people on the first night and three on the second.
“We are concerned now because the council won’t let us put shutters up straight away because it’s a conservation area.
“The landlord is reluctant to put glass in because it’s expensive and it keeps getting smashed.”
A council spokesman said: “We have had talks with the shop proprietors and discussed several options offering the same level of security as a traditional roller shutter, but more in keeping with the George Street area conservation status.
“We understand Morgan Hair Care now wishes to go ahead with a mesh shutter, and we are more than happy to assist with this solution.
“We have also agreed for Merseyside Police to visit the premises and offer further security advice.”
A spokesman from Merseyside Police said: “An investigation is under way following reports of criminal damage at a beauty salon in St Helens.
“Reports were received that windows of Morgan Hair Care on George Street were damaged on Monday, October, 8 and Tuesday, October, 9.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.