Ram-raid ravaged Welwyn Garden City store re-opens

PUBLISHED: 12:01 20 July 2013

A passer-by captured the scene after the ram-raid

A passer-by captured the scene after the ram-raid

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A DESIGNER clothes store has re-opened after 12 days of "trauma" in the wake of a ram-raid.

Tabrizi, in WGC, was left with £30,000 worth of damage after a Land Rover smashed into the front of the shop on Monday July 1.

Shoppers were able to go about their business in the Wigmores North store as normal last Saturday, although some extra work will be needed to bring the shop back to pristine condition.

Owner Mass Tabrizi told the WHT: “It feels good [to re-open].

“To be honest it has been a couple of weeks of trauma.

“It has taken a lot of effort to get things back to where we can trade.

“There are still things to be done like painting and redecorating, but we can do it now we are open.”

Mr Tabrizi said he did not know how much profit he had lost through lack of earnings.

Mark Young, of Haldens, in WGC, has pleaded guilty to burglary, theft of a motor vehicle, driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence, driving with no insurance, and failing to stop for police.

Young has been remanded in custody and is due to be sentenced at St Albans Crown Court on Wednesday.

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