Crazed yob smashes Barclays Wigan window with beer barrel

Barclays Bank, Market Place, Wigan
Barclays Bank, Market Place, Wigan

A crazed yob can be seen smashing a beer barrel through a bank window in Wigan.

Video shows the man picking up the beer barrel and launching it at the window of Barclays, in Market Place, bringing the town centre to a standstill on Friday evening (January 10).

Footage shows the glass shattering and the man then walking into the bank and looking around before smoke - believed to be a security measure - then appears. He then casually walks out.

Eyewitnesses say the man was then pinned down until police arrived.

There was a heavy police presence in the area.