Break charity manager says North Walsham shop hit by car “won’t be the same”

Break in North Walsham's front window after the smash. Picture: Break

Break in North Walsham's front window after the smash. Picture: Break - Credit: Break

A car has run into the front of a charity shop in North Walsham.

The Break charity shop in Market Place, North Walsham. Image: Google StreetView

The Break charity shop in Market Place, North Walsham. Image: Google StreetView - Credit: Archant

The retail business manager of Break has described her sleepless night after a car smashed into the front window of the charity's North Walsham shop.

Lesley Leigh, Break's retail business manager, said: 'We're definitely going to lose money. It'll cost us around £1,000 to repair the glass I should guess, and that's depending on what happens with insurance.

'This will affect our income too, as we'll have builders through and half of the shop is boarded up. It just won't be the same.'

The vehicle, believed to be a white Citroën, ran off the road and hit the Break charity shop at Market Place just before 1.30am today (Sunday, August 6).

Break in North Walsham's front window after the smash. Picture: Break

Break in North Walsham's front window after the smash. Picture: Break - Credit: Break


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Ms Leigh continued: 'What's awful is that the person's driven off. We're just hoping someone comes forward, or that someone in the town saw something.'

A police spokesman said no injuries were reported. The spokesman said the building had been checked and was found to be structurally safe.

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A fire crew from North Walsham station attended the scene to help make the area safe.

Ms Leigh added: 'The manager of the store, Hannah, was there all night. She coped amazingly, as it's difficult going to a shop in the middle of the night no matter whether it's a break-in or anything else.

Break in North Walsham's front window after the smash. Picture: Break

Break in North Walsham's front window after the smash. Picture: Break - Credit: Break

'The fire crew were so helpful, they really supported her and cleared the glass, and then the front window was boarded up a few hours later.'

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