VANDALS who smashed the front window of Polly’s Tea Room are being hunted by the owners who have offered £1000 in exchange for information.

A 48am by 36cm hole was left in the window after being smashed through, leaving sharp jagged edges exposed and glass covering the floor of the tea rooms when the owners opened up on Sunday morning.

David Clarke, owner of the iconic tea rooms on the High Street said: “We hope to get a conclusion and we want to see this right through to a prosecution to show others that they can’t get away with this.It is clearly an act of vandalism.

“It has caused a huge amount of stress and time and loss of business because it meant we couldn’t use the table by the window

“It is not good for us but it is not a good look for Marlborough either.”

Mr Clarke said that replacing the decades old curved glass window would be a costly exercise and believed the incident happened at around 12.15am on Sunday morning.

A spokesman for Wiltshire Police said: “The front window of Polly Tea Rooms in Marlborough was smashed some time between 8.10pm on 26 August and 8.15am on 27 August. It is not believed entry was gained to the premises. Any witnesses to call 101."