CRUEL yobs have smashed the windows of two pubs in acts of mindless vandalism.

Both the Greenwood Inn, Bierley, and the Halfway House in Birkenshaw, have been attacked in the past week, leading to outcry from locals.

Gill Waling, landlady at the Greenwood on Bierley Lane, has spoken out after the attack on her pub.

The situation has been made all the more upsetting as her husband Alan, 65, is currently receiving chemotherapy as he is just getting over cancer.

She said the drama first unfolded at around midnight on Monday, when two windows were put through. They were replaced at a cost of £350 - only for the same thing to happen again on Tuesday.

Mrs Waling, 54, says two balaclava-clad youngsters on scooters are responsible.

She said: "We are trying to run a business - it's a nice pub, we don't have any trouble.

"It's absolutely horrible. I just can't believe they would put windows through when we are just trying to run our business."

Mrs Waling shared a post on social media explaining what had happened and confirming the pub was still open as usual - despite being boarded up.

Police confirmed they are now investigating.

A spokesperson said: "On the first incident on January 8, the suspects rode past on a scooter and threw bricks at the windows, causing damage to the windows.

"On the incident on January 9, two suspects drove past the premise and caused further damage by throwing stones. Following this incident, one of the suspects made off on foot from the scene. The second fled on a scooter onto Shetcliffe Lane."

Bradford South Inspector Shelley Slarke said: “We appreciate there may be some concerns around these incidents and we are continuing to look into them.

“I would appeal for anyone who has any information or witnessed these incidents or witnessed any suspicious activity in the area to contact police.

Anyone with information is asked contact police on 101, quoting crime reference 13190014089.

A number of stained glass windows at the Halfway House are also boarded up following an attack on January 9.

In response, the community has rallied round to help raise money to replace the windows.

A crowdfunding page has been set up, which says: "Let's have a community that is proud to stand as one and help the Halfway House get their stain [sic] glass windows back.

"The sooner the better. Let's show these hooligans that Birkenshaw cannot be harmed."

To donate, visit:

A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "Police are investigating a report of criminal damage at a public house on Whitehall Road East, Birkenshaw in the early hours of January 9.The incident is believed to have happened at 1.07am, when the suspects approached the property and smashed several windows. The suspects then made off from the scene. Enquiries remain ongoing into the incident. Anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area at the time of the incident is asked to contact police on 101, quoting crime reference 13190014121."