Thugs destroy beer garden night before lockdown lifts but locals fight back

Vandals smashed up a beer gardenLocals worked together after a beer garden was wrecked (Image: Teesside Live)

Mark Trainor, landlord at The Albion Social Club, was heartbroken after the vandals struck hours before lockdown in England was to ease further. The businessman had spent  thousands on new seating and fencing, and had extended the venue's beer garden into the car park, reports Teesside Live.

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The thugs, though, smashed through fences and picnic tables, leaving a trail of destruction at the social club in South Bank, Middlesbrough.

But today the community rallied together to help Mark in a desperate bid to get The Albion open for this afternoon.

Mark, who himself was born and raised in Middlesbrough, said: "I have to be strong for my wife, we'll come back stronger.

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"It cost me about £2,000, and we're not making anything at the moment.

"I've ran football teams and clubs all my life to make South Bank a better place.

"I opened the club to give our kids something for the future, to get people including the elderly

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