Charity workshop trashed by vandals

Vandals have broken into a Wigan homelessness charity causing thousands of pounds worth of damage.

Friday, 14th July 2017, 4:30 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:45 am
The Brick trustee Simon Dale

The Brick Works, a charity which supports people in rebuilding their lives, was ransacked by mindless hooligans who caused “significant damage” to the property.

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CCTV caught two men who damaged fire doors to gain entry, pillaging several areas once inside. The site focuses on offering training and skills workshops as well as housing a shop that sells second-hand and recycled goods, a café and a bicycle workshop and shop.

Kathleen Pitt, chief executive of The Brick, said: “Staff and volunteers have been shaken up by the break in. We are devastated that this has happened, not only because the repairs will reach thousands of pounds – that could have gone to support the homeless people we serve in the community – but also having to close for two days for the clean-up, which has taken staff and volunteers away from the vital work that they perform every day.”

Anyone with information contact police on 101 quoting incident 467 of July 10, 201