by MARY MAGEE
|Sara Anderson at her chip chop which was vandalised. US1410-112A0||Sara's Plaice which was vandalised again on Wednesday. US1410-113A0|
THE owners of a Glenavy chip shop say they are planning to put it on the market after vandals targeted the premises again on Wednesday night - the eighth time in six months.
Sara Anderson, the owner of Sara's Plaice in the Main Street, said she had been threatened three times on Wednesday and then received a call to her home around 11pm to tell her that vandals had again smashed the windows and the doors of her shop causing hundreds of pounds worth of damage.
When she went to assess the damage her husband, who was with her, was hit in the face with a boulder by one of the gang.
Sara, who injured her back and leg in a fall 12 weeks ago, said she had been threatened as she worked behind the counter earlier in the day.
The treats ranged from wrecking the shop, to burning it and one on the gang told her that hey were going to 'stick her crutch down her throat.'
Sara said that her daughter has also been targeted. Her daughter already had to move from a flat above the shop after an attack on her car. It was smashed up with a baseball bat acid was poured over it.
Sara, who has owned the chip shop for ten years, said she is now planning to put it up for sale.
"I will open today but after that I am going to put it on the market," she said.
"These people are off their head with drink and drugs. There is a crowd who has been wrecking the whole of Glenavy with their drink and drugs. We were threatened they were going to put a petrol bomb and set fire to the gas tank outside the shop. If that happened they really would wreck the whole of Glenavy."