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Green paint attack on Accrington physio clinic
1:21pm Tuesday 13th August 2013 in News
A BUSINESS is facing a clean-up and repair bill after green paint was thrown over its windows.
Trojan Physiotherapy Group clinic, in Accrington, was targeted in an early morning attack.
The clinic’s managing director hopes police will be able to trace the offender using DNA from a blood-stained high heel shoe, and the tin of paint left at the scene in Burnley Road.
Two men, and a woman, were seen arguing outside the clinic between 6.30am and 7.30am on Sunday.
A neighbour called police after she witnessed the woman throwing paint over the window.
Managing director and senior physio Lee Woodcock said: “I feel very bitter being honest.
“I think they tried to break the window with the shoe’s stiletto and cut themselves instead, dumping the shoe because it was covered in blood and paint.
“The police are coming round to get DNA from it.
“If you’re going to commit a crime, you do it as quietly as possible.”
Managing assistant Leigh Cain, 25, said she was disgusted by the damage.
She said: “I can’t believe somebody would go to the trouble of vandalising the shop.
“It’s on the pavement outside, and when we rang the council they said it isn’t for them to clean up, so we will have to pay to get it cleaned.
“We think we were targeted because it’s not on the shops either side of ours.
“The shoe is beige and size three or four, but I can’t be certain because it’s old and worn.”
A police spokesman confirmed an investigation was underway.
Anybody with information can contact police on 101.
Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously by calling 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org