A POPULAR Cumbrian bakery has been left 'out of pocket' after the window on a door in their property was damaged overnight.

The glass panelling on the front door of popular Berry's bakery on King Street in Wigton was left badly damaged overnight on Wednesday, June 26 with police now looking for information after the report of criminal damage.

Owner of Berry's Bake, Becky Berry, has said that the incident has caused the small business 'needless hassle', as she thanked her 'amazing customer base' for the support they have provided following the breaking of the window.

Becky said: "It’s just such a drain on a small business, needless hassle getting it fixed, it’s not worth going through insurance due to excess and premiums so it’s out of pocket cost for us.

"We are lucky enough to have amazing customer support but stuff like this puts a drain on us as a small company."

The incident has left many people in Wigton shocked at the mindless act, which one town councillor has branded as unacceptable.

Town councillor and former mayor Christopher Scott said: "Smashing Berry’s Bakery shop window is not acceptable behaviour. This type of destructive action not only causes harm to the business owner but also disrupts the peaceful community environment.

"It is important to remember that there are consequences for such actions, and vandalism is a crime that should not be taken lightly."

Councillor Scott has said that there is a camera on the corner above the barbershop 'so hopefully the perpetrator of this act is caught on camera'.

Cumbria Police confirmed a report of criminal damage to property on King Street, Wigton at 6.56am today, June 27.

Police said that the incident had resulted in a damage caused to a door window, which is believed to have occurred overnight.

Anyone with information relating to this incident can report online at www.cumbria.police.uk/report-it , quoting incident number 42 of 27 June 2024. You can also phone on 101.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.