Burglars smash into Burnley bank from next door opticians


AN audacious attempt was made to break into a Burnley bank by knocking through a wall from a next door opticians.

The burglars broke into Eyesight Opticians in Briercliffe Road around 5am on Sunday and then tore wall displays off before knocking part of a brick wall down to get through to the Santander branch next door.

Police said nothing was stolen from either the opticians or the bank but £15,000 damage was caused in total. It is thought sledge hammers were used to break through.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555 111.