Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 15 July 2022
NUNEATON’S former Crown Inn pub, near the town centre, has finally been secured.
Steel hoardings have been installed and fitted on to the windows and doors into the once ever-busy pub and hotel.
These have seemingly been put in place following an incident on Tuesday, 21 June, which seen vandals break in to the derelict pub where they smashed a window on the top floor, resulting in glass shards being scattered all across Bond Street.
The shattered glass shards were reported by many town-goers, who flagged the incident with Warwickshire Police officers, informing them of the incident.
The window which was smashed was still on display to passers-by as it was left by the vandals, who had cracked the glass, and left it with jagged and broken sharp edges, pictured below.
In fact, the Free Press noticed the shards first hand when walking past on the day, and placed a called with Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, requesting for these to be cleared away, and for contact to be made with the landowner to secure the site.
And, the mess was cleared up by a Council contractor just one day later.
Before the building was secured, the Free Press managed to take a photograph through a ground floor window which shown how vandal-hit inside it truly was.
It shows dangerous loose wooden boards left all over the ground floors, smashed parts of brick next to a brick feature and staircase, the door to the beer garden area smashed wide open, and littered bottles and coffee cups left on the floor.
It is believed that the new steel security panels were quietly fitted some time around Monday, 27 June, six days after the incident.