‘I’m p*ssed off’: Hardworking Sheffield butcher’s angry message after vandals attack shop

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A Sheffield butcher says he is ‘p*ssed off’ after vandals put his windows through overnight.

Carl Simmonite, owner of independent butcher shop and deli Simmonite, says this is the second attack the business has suffered since it opened on Division Street seven years ago.

Vandals smashed a window on the left hand side of the shop, overlooking the display counter, last night (Wednesday, March 4).

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“Unfortunately we came in this morning to find the windows smashed up,” said Carl. “How do you expect me to feel? I’m p*ssed off. But it’s the society we live in now.

The vandals damaged a window.The vandals damaged a window.
The vandals damaged a window. | Other 3rd Party

“Nothing was taken, but it still takes away from the time and effort we’re putting in here. Life’s hard enough for all of us at is.

“I’d never want to put people in boxes, but there was a match on last night- I don’t know if that has anything to do with it.

“But there’s no specific reason for anyone to attack us, it just happens and is something you have to deal with.”

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Carl and his staff are currently reviewing CCTV in a bid to catch the culprits.

The butcher/deli shop has been open on Division Street for seven years.The butcher/deli shop has been open on Division Street for seven years.
The butcher/deli shop has been open on Division Street for seven years. | Other 3rd Party

In the meantime, they are keen to stress to Simmonite customers that the shop is open as normal, selling fresh meat, fish and deli items.

“We’re open from 7am to 7pm, seven days a week,” Carl added. “We're pretty much always open.”

Anyone with information should report it to South Yorkshire Police on 101.

Follow Simmonite on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Simmonite