TRADERS battling a rising tide of “mindless vandalism” are calling for more police patrols to deter yobs.
The most recent victim was Sainsbury’s Local which was attacked on Sunday night causing more than £300 of damage.
Attacks have also been carried out recently on the Southend Blind Welfare shop and Paparazzi restaurant.
Simon Brown, manager of Sainsbury’s Local, said: “It’s mindless vandalism, smashing windows for the hell of it. "
Debbie Mann , manager of the Sue Ryder shop, was repeatedly burgled last year. She said: ”I think we don’t see an awful lot of the community police down here, so that would help. Apart from that I don’t know what else we could do. "