New Sheffield bar becomes latest victim of break-ins and vandalism on Ecclesall Road

The Wildcard Bar and Grill on Ecclesall Road is the latest venue to be affected by crime in a spate of incidents on the popular Sheffield street.

Passers-by this morning noticed a smashed pane of glass at the front of the venue, which opened last October in what was Napoleans Casino and Restaurant.

Police officers were called and an investigation is under way.

It has not yet been revealed whether the venue was broken into.

The Wildcard Bar and Grill on Ecclesall Road

South Yorkshire Police said: “We received reports at around 6.30am this morning that a window had been smashed at the address. Police attended the scene and enquiries are ongoing.”

A number of businesses on the popular street have been hit by break-ins and vandalism attacks recently.

Clarrie’s Kitchen and Hopper Coffee House, Bar & Kitchen both suffered exterior damage to their business premises this week as well as clothing shop FatFace.

Last month, The Beer House on Ecclesall Road was broken into.

A slab was used to smash a window and the thief responsible made off with a single bottle of whisky.

The owner said a neighbouring cafe was broken into at a similar time.

The Wildcard is trading as normal today.

It opened last October after a huge transformation and boasts 40 TV screens and a huge Jumbotron for sports from around the world.

Its restaurant specialises in American food, including burgers, pizzas and wings.

Anyone with information about recent crimes on Ecclesall Road should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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