Salisbury estate agents targeted in spray paint attack

Salisbury estate agents targeted in spray paint attack

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 12:14pm 17th October 2019. (Updated at 2:07pm 17th October 2019)

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Hardings on Milford Street has been left with a £10,000 clean-up bill following the incident.

Wiltshire Police tell us a spray paint gun had been put through the letter box of the building and sprayed red paint around the interior.

This happened at some point between 2.00am and 8.00am yesterday morning (Wednesday 16th October).

The paint's damaged the walls, floors, ceilings, desks, lighting and computers.

Hardings Salisbury Milford Street October 2019
Wiltshire Police has given us some photos of the damage that's been caused

Police say they're classing this as a burglary, however no-one actually gained entry to the premises.

PC Susan Malkinson said: 

"This is completely mindless vandalism which is going to be costly to repair. We are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously, or any local businesses who may have CCTV which could help our enquiries.

"As well as this, we'd appeal to anyone who was driving nearby who may have dash cam footage which could have captured the offender or offenders."

If you can help with any information, you're asked to call 101 and quote crime reference number 54190102958.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Hardings have told Spire FM they are still taking calls from customers, with them being diverted to the Amesbury office for the time being.

You can contact them on 01722 273333.

Sheeting has been put up around the Salisbury branch windows while the clean-up is underway.

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