Broch grocer shocked following vandalism

Inside 'Close to Home' which was vandalised recently.
Inside 'Close to Home' which was vandalised recently.

A grocer in Fraserburgh has expressed his shock following two separate incidents of vandalism.

Andriy Lutsenko, who runs the ‘Close to Home’ convenience store on Fraserburgh’s High Street, told the Fraserburgh Herald that the acts of vandalism happened within a week of each other.

Windows were smashed, leading to the entire frontage of the shop being boarded up. Andriy contacted the police following both incidents and they are now reviewing CCTV footage.

The first incident is alleged to have happened on Tuesday, April 2, with the second incident taking place five days later on Sunday, April 7. Andriy says that on both occasions, rocks were used to smash the windows.

Andriy, who lives in Peterhead but is originally from Ukraine, told the Herald that the boards across the windows are a temporary measure.

The shop, which sells international food mainly from Eastern Europe, has been open for only two months.

However, Andriy says the vandalism wouldn’t put him off opening another business in Fraserburgh.

Commenting, Andriy said: “A guy came from the Farmfoods direction. His head was covered with a hood and he brought a rock with him to smash the window.

“I’m very disappointed that this has happened. I don’t know who would do this.”