A SALON owner is counting the cost after the windows of his business were smashed in a vandal attack.
Police have now launched an appeal to trace the culprits who smashed the windows at The Hair Lounge, in Main Street, Stapenhill over the weekend, causing about £2,000 worth of damage.
Andrew Upton, who took over the salon just three months ago, said: “At the moment I am trying to distress. I just want them to say who it was. If it was done by accident, maybe they were drunk, I can understand and they should own up, apologise and pay for the damage.”
Mr Upton was alerted to the damage on Sunday morning after a customer posted a message on his Facebook account.
He said: “I got a message from one of my customers saying she had gone past the shop and noticed one of my windows had been damaged but she couldn’t tell to what extent.
“I just felt sick, so I went straight down there and I couldn’t tell from the island but when I got there I could see they were smashed.
“I went inside and there was glass everywhere and a big rock next to my shop. I phoned the police but couldn’t call my insurance company until Monday (yesterday).”
Mr Upton said the salon does not open on Sundays or Mondays so the clear-up operation could begin but said he would be open as normal today.
A spokesman for Staffordshire police said: “We were called at 11.45am on Sunday to a property in Main Street, Stapernhill.
“The incident happened between 6pm on Saturday and 11.45am on Sunday.
“Anyone who has any information can contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 275 of January 26.”