Vandals force two day store closure

A SUPERMARKET was forced to close for 48 hours after vandals targeted the store.

Seven windows at Lidl, on Halifax Road, Todmorden, were smashed in the early hours of Friday morning.

It was later discovered that lead had been stripped from the roof, resulting in water leaking into the building.

The store was without power from Sunday morning until the supply was restored on Tuesday afternoon, when it was able to re-open its doors to the public.

Gareth Davies, from Lidl, said: “Overnight on Saturday the lead lining was stripped from the roof of the store.

“Due to that, we had a major water leak that affected the electricity and power to the store, which was why we have not been able to trade.

“We opened for one hour on Sunday before the power cut out.

“The issue has been resolved and the store re-opened on Tuesday afternoon.”

Police are appealing for any witnesses or anybody who saw suspicious activity near the store to get in touch.

It is believed the windows were smashed between 2.30am and 3.30am on Friday.

Anybody with information is asked to contact PC Kevin Potts at Hebden Bridge Police Station via 101.