A GANG of yobs caused over £11,000 of damage to a KFC after being asked to leave.

Around 20 teenagers had been told to leave after they refused to stop using bad language in front of children in the restaurant.

They went on to run amok in the business, which opened at Odsal Top just before Christmas, smashing windows and throwing furniture.

The incident happened at 8pm on Thursday, February 1, but police only released details yesterday, in an appeal for witnesses to come forward.
No injuries were reported.

Officers are continuing enquiries to identify who was involved and are working with KFC to prevent further disturbances.

Bradford South PC Tom Dockerill, said: “We know that there were other people in the premises at the time, including a woman with young children, and we would like to speak to her and anyone else who may have witnessed this incident as part of our enquiries.”
Councillor David Green, (Lab Wibsey) said: “Clearly we hope that the police, with cooperation of KFC and cameras will be able to identify those individuals concerned and arrest them. 

“It’s important that these sort of attacks are dealt with properly, which obviously cause severe concern to people working there and other customers, and are dealt with as quickly and severely as possible.”
He said there was no rational reason for what the culprits did and added:

“I hope that if they can access CCTV, police will be able to identify those individuals and the courts deal with them severely.” 

Councillor Ralph Berry (Lab, Wibsey) said there had been concerns about the development from the outset.

An application was lodged with the Council to open the outlet between 11pm and 5am seven days a week, but it was withdrawn before it was due to be discussed by the licensing panel last month. 

The rampage has been also been condemned on social media.

Readers took to the Telegraph & Argus Facebook page to share their views. 
Sharon Stirzaker said: “Hope their parents are proud of them. What an absolute disgrace.”

Elaine Lister added: “Don’t let groups of teens hang about in there. It’s not nice for other paying customers.”
While Jacqueline Flanagan wrote: “Disgusting.”

Anyone who can assist the investigation is asked to contact the Bradford South Area Neighbourhood Team on 101, quoting crime reference 13180053926.

KFC has been contacted for a comment.

A meeting is also due to be held towards the end of March with councillors and police to discuss the wider issue of antisocial behaviour across the ward.

Councillor Joanne Sharp (Lab, Wibsey) said: "We want to work together, with the police and community, to say we are not prepared to put up with this."