A DENTIST has thanked the community for its support after his business was targeted by vandals.

Baxenden Dental Practice had its windows damaged in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Owner Kashif Aftab received a call on Sunday informing him of the damage, which he estimates cost about £1,000.

Members of the Baxenden Watch have been sharing information to try and help the dental practice in the aftermath of the attack.

Mr Aftab said: "I can't thank everyone enough for all the support I've had, I've been overwhelmed.

"I had no idea what happened or why it could have happened.

"I've not had any issues with any patients at all.

"We appreciate the help so much, we just want to catch those responsible."

Mr Aftab thanked the brother of the watch group leader Alex Chadwick from MTH Property Management in Altham for quickly getting the window repairs done by Tuesday.

Damage was also done to the door of the Manchester Road dentists which is set to be repaired.

The incident has been reported to the police to investigate further.