A Wyke bakery has been left trashed in a mindless overnight break-in.

Staff at Marshall Bakers, Town Gate, arrived at work this morning to find a side window smashed and the shop turned upside down.

Director Philip Marshall said: "It's a right mess. They've caused thousand of pounds worth of damage and stole £200 worth of food.

"The impact on the business is severe."

He added sales would be lost as the shop had to close for the morning. 

"We're still losing money on money, it's a knock-on impact," Mr Marshall said.

And sending a message to those responsible, he said: "I think they really do need to take a look at themselves and the impact they are having.

"If this keeps happening, the shops will close. It has a huge impact on the community."

The nearby Ken Deli was also targeted and owner Gareth Kendall is now considering selling the business. 

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: "Police are investigating two burglaries of businesses in the Town Gate area of Wyke, which were reported at around 7am today.

"Both are believed to have occurred overnight.  

Enquiries are continuing today and anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area overnight is asked to contact the Bradford South Area Neighbourhood Team on 101, quoting logs 242 and 302 of October 5."

It was recently announced that Business Watch schemes would be set up in all wards of Bradford South in a bid to tackle retail crime.

Each area will develop an action plan designed to tackle crime and address other business concerns.