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Children scared after cinema window smashed by youths

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Children were left frightened after an incident in which youths are believed to have smashed a window at the Savoy Cinema in Boston.

Police were called to West Street during the afternoon of Wednesday, August 28 after screams were heard and the front window of the cinema was smashed.

Assistant manager at the cinema James Wood told Lincolnshire Reporter that one of his staff rang him to say the window had been smashed at around 2.20pm.

Photo: Charles Turner

He said: “We cordoned off the area and I was told by a shop owner nearby that three young lads were on the roof of Dunelm opposite the cinema. Someone reported there being a BB gun of sorts and something was fired at the window and also at one of the cars opposite.

“A few young children and adults were in the premises in the foyer in the seating area and heard the commotion. The children were quite frightened.

“The window is being sorted as we speak. We are open as normal and the area is still safe to come too. Normal operations have resumed.”

Photo: Charles Turner

An eyewitness at the scene, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “I was sat inside the cinema and saw the window smashing and police being called. I saw two people being taken away in the back of a van and someone said they think someone was trying to fire at someone and missed and hit the window.”

Lincolnshire Police were contacted for further information, but there was no reply by the time of publication.

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