Monday, 23 July 2018

Train station cafe vandalised

A VANDAL smashed a café window and damaged flower baskets at Henley station.

A VANDAL smashed a cafe window and damaged flower baskets at Henley station.

The man, who was in his forties, walked on to the station platform at about 10pm on Sunday and broke a pane on the rear door of Tubbies Diner with his hand.

He didn't get in because there are bars on the window but the inside of the premises was covered in broken and bloodstained glass.

He then ripped flowers from the hanging baskets and threw clumps of soil around before boarding a train.

A bystander called police, who caught up with the man at Twyford station. He was not arrested but officers took his details and called an ambulance as he had injuries to his wrist and leg.

Jason Probets, who runs Tubbies with his partner Courtney Brown, said: "We got a call at about 10.30pm saying a drunk man had tried to break in.

"I know they had to take him to hospital for his injuries as he'd bled all over the glass. It was a mess."

The couple were up until 2am cleaning the premises and had to have their two-year-old son Oliver with them.

They paid £270 to replace the window and lost a day's takings as they decided to shut on Monday.

Mr Probets, from Dorchester, said: "We usually get up at 5am to get the café ready but we didn't fancy getting up again in three hours."

British Transport Police said they were investigating.

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