Drunk who hurled brick through Wisbech pub window also smashed prized award trophy

A DRUNK who hurled a brick through the front window of a Wisbech pub also smashed one of Fenland’s most prized trophies.

Owners Barry and Lucille Carter ended up picking up the shattered remains of the trophy they won for bringing back to life a former Wisbech pub and turning it into one of Fenland’s most popular eating out spots.

Their W-Four pub/restaurant was overall 2010 winner of the Fenland District Council/Cambs Times/ Wisbech Standard Building Design Award.

“The brick must have hit directly- it went through the whole front window and smashed the trophy too,” said Lucille.

“You’d think it be safe where it was, but obviously not.”


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Police confirmed a man has been arrested following the attack on W-Four in Exchange Square. The man has also been questioned about other random vandalism in the area including attacks on cars.

Meanwhile Editor John Elworthy has pledged to help the Carters replace their prize trophy.

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“Ironically we are just in the final throes of judging this year’s award,” said Mr Elworthy. “With a bit of luck we should be able to recreate the 2010 trophy for Lucille and Barry.”

A police spokesman said: “It appears a couple of officers out on patrol heard glass being smashed near to Bridge Street. Damage was discovered to W Four and also a car parked nearby. A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and has been bailed until May 12.”

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