Another TOWIE shop is vandalised as Lydia Bright's boutique is targeted
18:54 GMT, 23 June 2012
Back in February, TOWIE star Lauren Goodger was left devastated when her newly-opened beauty salon was firebombed.
And now another member of the reality TV show gang has been targeted, this time Lydia Bright, whose boutique was attacked by a vandal this weekend.
The blonde was in her Bella Sorella shop on Loughton High Street yesterday filming scenes for the ITV2 show when a teenager smashed the front window.
Attacked: Lydia Bright outside her shop on Loughton High Street in Essex which was vandalised by a teenager yesterday
But he didn't get away with it as he was chased down the street by the camera crew and taken back to the shop until the police arrived.
Lydia was with her sister Georgia, mother Debbie and friend and co-star Lucy Mecklenburgh in the shop when the teenager struck.
He had been practising parkour — street gymnastics using benches and walls as launch pads — outside the shop when he backflipped into the window.
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LAUREN GOODGER AND FRANKIE ESSEX GO FOR LUNCH AT THE Smashed: Lydia's co-stars Frankie Essex and Lauren Goodger – whose business was also attacked earlier this year – outside Bella Sorella
Katie Corcoran, who works at the boutique, told The Sun: 'It was very frightening. The noise of
shattering glass. I’ve never heard anything like it.
'I don’t know if he was showing off or
he was doing it to spite Lydia. No one knows. I just saw him do it then
he ran off and everyone went after him.'
She added: 'He was a bit, “Oh, I’m sorry” when he
turned up to the shop. He couldn’t run anymore because there were so
many people chasing him. I think he just gave up and thought, “I’m just
going to go with it.”
Angry: Lydia and her mother Debbie who was with her at the time of the attack and was said to be furious
'Debbie was furious, more because he could have hurt someone. Lydia was really strong, she knew what to do, she was very calm.'
Lydia jetted off to the States this morning with Debbie leaving her father ni charge but before she did, she took to her Twitter page yesterday and wrote: 'Unfortunately today @BellaSorella251 was vandalised. The suspect is in custody & the issue is being resolved. Open tomorrow as usual.'
A police spokesman said: 'An 18-year-old man was arrested for criminal damage and received a caution.'
Firebombed: Lauren Goodger's boutique was left boarded up after it was vandalised just 24 hours after it opened back in February