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Investigation after Dover takeaway vandalised and owner racially abused

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Original article from Kent Live

A Dover takeaway was targeted by vandals who reportedly also made a racist comment about its owner.

Jerk n' Tingz, a Caribbean fast food joint, had one of its windows smashed by drunken passers by, according to a post made on the restaurant's Facebook page.

The statement speculated that it was caused by the offenders, "not being able to handle a beer anymore with finally being allowed out."

Jerk n' Tingz gave further details of the incident, describing how the perpetrators, "decided to take a hit at our window and smashed it along with a great little comment about the colour of my skin!!"


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"The restaurant and hospitality industry haven't suffered enough this year, not to mention with a 2 year old sleeping above."

"Luckily the support we have had from our customers for the past 2 years far outweighs some bad eggs we seem to have around here."

KentLive reached out to the owners for further comment, though they politely declined, stating that they want to move past the incident.

Kent Police has opened an investigation into the incident:

A spokesman said: "Kent Police was called at 11.40pm on Tuesday 13 April 2021 after a window was smashed at a business premises in London Road, Dover.

"Officers attended and carried out a search of the area.

"No one responsible for the damage was identified and enquiries to establish the circumstances are under way."

Anyone with information that may assist the investigation is urged to call Kent Police on 01843 222289, quoting reference 46/61366/21.

You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers in Kent, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or complete the anonymous online form on their website.

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