Published: 08:21, 15 April 2021
| Updated: 10:12, 15 April 2021
A business owner has been left reeling after windows were smashed and racist graffiti was left on his shop.
Jerk n' Tings on London Road, Dover, posted about the incident - which happened on Tuesday night - on its Facebook page.
The owner wrote: "Unfortunately some people in Dover around 11.30pm last night (perhaps not being able to handle a beer anymore with finally being allowed out), decided to take a hit at our window and smashed it along with a great little comment about the colour of my skin.... because the restaurant and hospitality haven't suffered enough this year.
"That's not to mention the two-year-old sleeping above.
"Luckily the support we have had from our customers for the past two years far outweighs the few bad eggs we seem to have around here."
Having already received more than 600 likes, the Dover community has come out strong in its support for Jerk n' Tings.
One commenter wrote: "I’m so sorry that you’ve had to put up with this dreadful behaviour. It is totally inexcusable whether they have been drinking or not.
"I hope that you know that most of us are decent human beings who wish you well in all that you do. Best wishes to you and your family xx."
Another wrote: "Oh my goodness I'm so sorry, I hope they get their karma that is truly awful!
"I love your food and regularly get a takeaway there. Hope you're all okay."
A police spokeswoman said: "We were called at 11.40pm on Tuesday after a window was smashed at a business premises in London Road, Dover.
"Officers attended and carried out a search of the area. No one responsible for the damage was identified and enquiries to establish the circumstances are under way.
"Anyone with information that may assist the investigation is urged to call Kent Police on 01843 222289, quoting reference 46/61366/21.
"You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers in Kent, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or complete the anonymous online form on their website"