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Shop owners hit back at vandals

By Lynsey Bradford, Town Reporter Friday 4th July 2014
The Moo La La window

WOULD-BE thieves almost had shop owner Holly Gaunt throwing in the towel after they tried to break into Moo Designs.

They tried to smash the window using a crow bar last Sunday night, but were unsuccessful.

The did not get in or manage to take anything but because the window could not be replaced straight away, Holly, 26, and her mother Clare Bottomley, who helps out in the shop, decided to create a Tour De France themed window display called Detour De France.

They have trimmed the window with bunting and a sign reads 'Moo La La', while the scene depicts a bike having smashed into the window because it's gone the wrong way.

Clare said: "We felt like closing down, we'd just had enough. We had been to two funerals a few days before and this was the last straw - it's the second time.

"But we thought about it and talked about it and Holly said 'no, we're not going to let them beat us' so we decided to turn it into something positive."