£1000 bill for smashed window

KIRKCALDY;'chickenshop cracked window'Photo ; WALTER NEILSON
KIRKCALDY;'chickenshop cracked window'Photo ; WALTER NEILSON

ONE of Kirkcaldy’s best known businesses has been seriously vandalised - for the third time in six months.

The Chickenshop on the High Street has had its window kicked in, just three months after thugs threw a brick through the same panes of glass.

Owner Dennis Alexander has captured the attack on CCTV and is working with Fife Police in a bid to find those responsible.

He said: “I am just trying to run a business here.

“I certainly don’t have the £1000 which it will take to fix the window, people think that it is covered by insurance but I will end up paying.

“The incident happened at about 2.50 a.m. on Saturday morning and the footage shows a man walking down the street with his friend and then kicking the window.

“It is ridiculous.”

Caught on camera

A similar attack happened at the end of September, when he caught three men on camera throwing a brick into the window display.

No arrests have been made in connection with this incident, which also cost £1000 to fix.

Mr Alexander has started another campaign on social networking site Facebook to catch the perpetrator.

He has posted CCTV images on the site and so far he has had a good response from shocked members of the public.

One commenter said: “Worst bit is he must live round there or have some reason to keep appearing?”

Others expressed their shock and dismay at the news.

Expensive act

Mr Alexander added: “That kick cost me £1000.

“It would be great to pass the cost back to the perpetrator. I’d encourage anyone with any information to get in touch with the police or myself and we can try to catch them.

“It’s completely mindless.”