Lydia Bright's boutique vandalised
Lydia Bright's boutique was vandalised yesterday (22.06.12) after a teenager smashed a window and ran off before being chased and caught by two film crew members from the ITV2 show and a photographer.
Lydia Bright's boutique was vandalised yesterday (22.06.12).
The 'The Only Way is Essex' star was in her shop, Bella Sorella, in Loughton, Essex, along with sister Georgia, mum Debbie and co-star Lucy Mecklenburgh when a teenager smashed a window and then ran off - but two film crew members from the ITV2 show and a photographer caught up with him and took him back to the shop while they waited for police.
Following the attack, Lydia wrote on twitter: "Unfortunately today @BellaSorella251 was vandalised. The suspect is in custody & the issue is being resolved. Open tomorrow as usual x."
Katie Corcoran - who works at the blonde beauty's boutique - said: "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."
Katie revealed the youth backflipped into the window when he was practicing a variation of gymnastics called parkour, and while Lydia remained "very calm" throughout the incident, Debbie was "furious".
The shop worked added to The Sun newspaper: "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.'
"Debbie was furious, more because he could have hurt someone. Lydia was really strong -- she knew what to do, she was very calm."
A police spokesman said: "An 18-year-old man was arrested for criminal damage and received a caution."
It is not the first time a 'TOWIE' cast member has had their shop vandalised as Lauren Goodger was left "devastated" when her beauty salon in nearby Buckhurst Hill, Essex, was firebombed by thugs in February, less than 24 hours after she opened it to the public.