A business owner is ‘upset’ and ‘angry’ after her salon was vandalised by yobs.

Vicky Davies, owner of Timanfaya Tanz, Nails & Beauty on Great George Street in Weymouth, rushed back from a visit to Brighton after receiving a call from Dorset Police saying criminal damage had been caused to her salon.

On arrival at the salon, she found its windows had been smashed and offensive graffiti had been spray painted over its doors.

The incident is believed to have happened overnight on Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14.

A spokesman for Dorset Police said they received reports of criminal damage to the salon on the Sunday morning and stated that an unknown person/ persons had smashed the front window of the salon with an unknown object.

They added: “It appears some graffiti was spray painted on the front door. No other premises in the vicinity were attacked, just this business.”

Ms Davies says she feels like her business was targeted.

She said: “The windows were smashed, they must have hit it with a blunt instrument, likely a hammer, there’s no way they could have smashed it with their fists, it’s tough glass.

“Graffiti isn’t just a ‘walk by’ crime, they have come with intent to do it.”

She added: “I was away when I got the phone call from the police. We just jumped straight into the car and came back.

“I can’t explain how I feel at the moment, I am upset and angry. I have only been here for 18 months.”

Ms Davies says she’s in the process of making an insurance claim for the glass but estimates the damages to cost a total of around £1,000.

She said: “I am in the process of trying to sort out getting the glass fixed, but I’m open as normal and I’m still taking clients. But the damages are having an impact, it looks horrendous.”

She added: “People have been great they have been popping into the salon and asking if there’s anything they can do. My clients feel like my friends and family.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Dorset Police on 101 and quote reference number 55180166520.