Vegan cafe targeted in series of offensive attacks

Yahoo News Staff
·2-min read

A vegan cafe has been targeted in a series of vile attacks supposedly at the hands of male students from one of its nearby universities.

Crocus Cafe, in Nottingham, central England, first received a hand-drawn penis on the rear of a Covid “track and trace” form after a group left the restaurant on September 6.

The perpetrator also scribbled, “f*** ya vegan bollocks” in messy handwriting on the back of the tracing document.

Just a week later the same group returned to the cafe, according to Metro, and asked workers questions on whether they sold bacon, or anything similar to a bacon sandwich.

Photo shows the cafe's sign after it was vandalised.
The sign was defaced to say the cafe was "unfriendly" and hated animals. Source: Facebook

They allegedly left another note behind for staff of a similar nature to the first one.

Two weeks after that, a sign was taken from the shop, vandalised, then dumped in a local garden.

It was altered to read, “animal unfriendly” instead of “friendly”, and “we hate animals” instead of “love”.

“So, after two delightful drawings were left by the student boys they then stole this - our A board! It was found in their back garden with these quippy alterations,” the cafe wrote to Facebook on October 2.

“They (the students) deny all involvement.”

Local police said that “all parties involved” had been spoken to since the matter was reported.

Photo shows the front of Crocus Cafe after it was targeted by students.
Two offensive notes were reportedly left at the cafe. Source: Facebook/Crocus Cafe

“Enquiries were made to establish the circumstances of these incidents. In this case, all parties involved were spoken to by an officer and a support programme has been put in place for the victim,” Sergeant Andrew Hallsworth from Notts Police said, Metro reported.

No arrests have been made and no charges have been laid in relation to the matter, according to the publication.

Nearby University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University said they are conducting their own investigation into the ongoing inappropriate behaviour.

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