Shock as businesses on Sheffield’s Ecclesall Road attacked by vandals overnight

Two Ecclesall Road eateries have been hit by vandals this week in what is the latest in a spate of attacks on city businesses.

Thursday, 27th May 2021, 2:25 pm

It is not yet known whether the businesses – Clarrie’s Kitchen and Hopper Coffee House, Bar & Kitchen – were broken into earlier this week but passers-by said both business premises had suffered exterior damage.

Last month, popular Sheffield pub 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.

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Fatface on Ecclesall Road. Picture Scott Merrylees

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

Two neighbouring businesses in Nether Edge were also recently broken into.

Cafe #9 and Bench, both on Nether Edge Road, had their front windows smashed and money taken by thieves who climbed in and stole from the tills.

Meanwhile, a popular Sheffield restaurant which has suffered a series of break-ins and vandalism, causing £25,000 worth of damage, has installed security shutters to prevent repeat attacks.

Hopper on Ecclesall Road.Picture Scott Merrylees

But the owners of Thyme Cafe on Glossop Road, Broomhill, did not realise planning permission was needed, so have been forece to apply retrospectively.

They say that without the shutters as protection, there is a risk the business would have to close.

It has been broken into six times in the last 18 years, including three times over the last year.

South Yorkshire Police has been approached about businesses being targeted in Sheffield.

Clarrie's Kitchen on Ecclesall Road. Picture Scott Merrylees

Anyone with information should call 101.

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