Crime

Ashton on Mersey pub repeatedly attacked by vandals…

By Peter Trollope at

Vandals have attacked a popular pub in Ashton on Mersey for the sixth time in six weeks.

The latest incident occurred at The Old Plough pub on Green Lane where a tin of white paint was thrown into the pub in front of customers in a targetted attack.  GMP  have appealed for the public to help to find the attackers and have released a picture of a man carrying the tin of paint moments before the attack.

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A police spokesman said:” The offender described as a white male, late teens/early 20’s, between 5.6 and 5.8” tall wearing a black North Face jacket with black tracksuit bottoms.

“On 4th February 2019 at 8.30pm, they entered the pub from the street with a tin of white paint and threw the paint in the direction of where customers were seated.

“This was a deliberate attack on the pub, and the 6th incident in as many weeks.

“Police will be providing reassurance in the area until the perpetrator is brought to justice.

“Anyone who has any information about these incidents please ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or call 101/GMP Live chat, referencing log 0697 / 050219.”