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Rallying Residents Praised By Shop's Manager

Wednesday February 26 2014

THE manager of the Barnsley Animal Rescue Charity shop has praised caring local residents who helped after a car ploughed into the building.

The incident, which happened on February 15 at 5.25am, wiped out the Hoyland shop's steel shutters and window. It also smashed the brick wall under the window and destroyed a lot of stock displayed on shelves.

BARC - which has over 4,000 fans on its Facebook page - posted photos of the crash's aftermath which prompted kind-hearted residents to offer their help.

Jayne Allott, manager of the King Street shop, said: "The people of Hoyland have been amazing in their support. We put the incident on Facebook and people have been offering to do plastering and other repairs."

The driver allegedly ran off from the vehicle but later went to a police station to report what had happened. Police confirmed this and said they were not treating the incident as a criminal matter.

Mrs Allott added: "It could have been a lot worse if it was later on in the day and staff and customers were in the shop. Saturdays are very busy and we often get mums and kids at the front of the shop because that's where the kids' toys are."

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Reply Posted by Ackerman on Wednesday February 26 2014 at 19:33
They are great at this shop. i go in regular looking at the films they have on discs, Have a chin wag and a laugh ya a proper asset to the people of Hoyland. Good to see the window replaced and the wall papering dont look to bad neither.