Sarah Miller, owner of Shortcuts in Keynsham, has a defiant message for whoever appears to be targeting her business. “A broken window won’t put customers off” she said, “in fact, we are busier than ever with so many people calling in.”
Her comments came after the shop window at her Station Road salon was smashed for a second time in under a year. Just after 11.30pm on Saturday 6th February a man dressed in a blue puffer jacket was captured on CCTV, walking along Station Road. Around 10 minutes later, he is seen returning carrying an axe and with a balaclava on his head.
Last May, a man in remarkably similar clothing was also captured on CCTV attacking the shop front.
For Sarah, while the incidents obviously cause inconvenience, she was able to open for business within an hour and she has had so many messages of support both on social media and personal callers to the salon, that she hasn’t really had time to dwell on the matter.
She told us: “I’ve absolutely no idea why anyone wants to do this or what they hope to achieve. All I can say to them is ‘business has never been better, thank you very much’.”