TOWIE: Broken glass litters the pavement as Lauren Goodger"s salon is attacked – just 24 hours after launch


Broken glass litters the pavement after thugs attack Lauren Goodger's salon – less than 24 hours after the TOWIE star's launch

Lauren Goodger's new salon has been attacked in what appears to be random act of violence.

The TOWIE star greeted fans less than 24 hours ago as she launched Lauren's Way in Essex.

But as night fell on Wednesday night, thugs are believed to have petrol bombed the shop, with broken glass littering the pavement afterwards as a policeman kept vigil in front of crime scene tape.

Attack: A policeman guards Lauren Goodger's new salon which was reportedly petrol bombed

Attack: A policeman guards Lauren Goodger's new salon which was reportedly petrol bombed

Lauren has avoided Twitter since the incident, with her last tweets thanking fans for visiting the salon.

She wrote: 'Ahh just met the sweetest girl she cried on me 2nd girl who has cried on me 2day.. Makes me want 2 cry! So kind of you glad I inspire u x x'

Sadly Goodger is not the only face of the ITV2 show to come under attack, with Billie and Sam Faiers becoming embroiled in a vicious attack last October following a drunken night out.

Yesterday, Lauren arrived at her salon launch in Buckhurst Hill to find photographers assembled before she had been primped and
preened for the cameras.

Thug life: Shattered glass littered the pavement outside the shop, less than 24 hours after opening

Thug life: Shattered glass littered the pavement outside the shop, less than 24 hours after opening

The 24-year-old, who had wet hair and was make-up free, covered her face and dashed past the crowd of waiting fans into the store.

Despite some eager fans waiting for over three hours for a glimpse of Lauren, the reality star insisted on having her hair and make-up perfect before venturing out again.

She tweeted from inside: 'In my salon
sorry for everyone queing (sic) outside won't be long guys and we can
all do pictures and signings x x x'

Don't look at me! Lauren hid her face from photographers as she arrived at the salon launch with wet hair and no make-up

Don't want us to see the reality Lauren dashed passed fans to have her hair and make-up done inside Lauren's Way

Don't look at me! Lauren hid her face from photographers as she arrived at the salon launch with wet hair

Ready for my close-up! The TOWIE star emerged later and happily posed for photographers

Ready for my close-up! The TOWIE star emerged later and happily posed for photographers

Once ready, Lauren emerged again and happily posed up a storm for photographers.

She looked great despite revealing on Twitter that she has been suffering with the flu all week, and feared that she wouldn't be able to make it to the salon opening.

Perhaps feeling under the weather was her
reason for not wanting to be photographed au natural, although
venturing out in the winter cold with damp locks hair probably wasn't her
wisest move.

Rolling the red carpet: Loyal fans gathered outside the shop before the opening

Rolling the red carpet: Loyal fans gathered outside the shop before the opening

She was joined by her co-stars Frankie Essex, along with Chloe Sims and her daughter Madison, who came down to show their support.

Unlike Lauren though, Chloe and Frankie were fine with photographers capturing them looking far more natural than usual.

Chloe and her daughter turned up in
matching pink outfits, with the mother-of-one in a tracksuit from Katie Price's Day 22
range, and the pair sporting identical pink trainers with leopard-print bows.

Co-star support: Chloe Sims and Frankie Essex came down to the salon to see Lauren

Co-star support: Chloe Sims and Frankie Essex came down to the salon to see Lauren

Frankie wore skinny jeans, ankle boots
and a black fur vest, while Lauren wore a bright blue dress with a
leather jacket and white scarf.

Goodger's new salon was opened to the public after appearing on the ITV2 show last week.

Named Lauren's Way after her line of tanning products, the salon offers spray tans, blow dry and hair extensions, teeth whitening and HD brows.

Like mother like daughter: Chloe and her daughter Madison wore matching outfits for their visit to the salon

Like mother like daughter: Chloe and her daughter Madison wore matching outfits for their visit to the salon