It was a dark time for Trisha Sutton and Chas McLeod when they saw their business, Bikers Cove in Newhalls Road, trashed after the incident on Tuesday night, but their spirits were lifted by the response from locals and the police.
Trisha, who has been running the cafe with Chas for over a year, said: “All the windows where smashed – there was quite a lot of damage. This week started with me getting the most horrendous phone call, but it turned into something so positive.
“The people really have taken us to heart. A lady we know came down to the cafe and gave me a big hug, telling me don’t stop doing what you’re doing here with the cafe. After what happened we now know we’re an integral part of this community, so we’re here to stay.”
The biker community have also rallied round for Trisha and Chas, parking up their mounts and helping them with the clear-up job.
Trisha said: “We just really want to say thank you to all the people who have shown their support. The police have bent over backwards for us, they’ve been so good and a lot of the bikers have come down and cleaned up the mess.
“Some people slate bikers and the police, but they were there for us when we needed them and that means a hell of a lot.”
Police are now investigating the incident at the cafe, which is open for business again after the amazing clean-up effort.