A DIRECTOR of a Bradford solicitors firm is eager to know why a thug wreaked havoc by severely damaging his offices with a garden fork – meaning he will have to pay thousands of pounds in repairs.

During the Christmas period, almost a dozen windows, signage and cameras were ruined at Amjad Ali’s Umbrella Legal, the site of the former Listers Arms pub, on Manchester Road.

Although, the man did not enter the building, CCTV footage shows him armed with a garden pitchfork smashing several windows at the rear.

Due to the incident, which happened on the night of December 30, Mr Ali will now have to pay over £5,000 to get everything fixed.

During a visit to the premises on New Year's Day, Mr Ali noticed smashed glass on the floor and a sign saying ‘Umbrella Solicitors’ heavily damaged.

“There were 11 windows smashed and those are the old windows where they have got the wire inside them with really thick glass,” said Mr Ali.

“He took nothing. He smashed the hidden camera, pipes, and the sign too.

“In total, it is costing me just over £5,000 to get it all repaired.

“I need to know what is behind him doing this, was it deliberate or just a random attack?”

One section of the tape shows the suspect climbing up the stairs and jumping over the railing on the rear balcony to get onto the roof.

On his way down, he makes a comical tumble and falls on his backside when touching down on the slippery surface.

Mr Ali added: “He just created havoc. He goes onto the roof and falls.

“He then started doing a Torvill and Dean on the roof, sliding away. He slipped and he flew.

“He looks like he is intoxicated or, who knows, it may have been Christmas spirit.”

When the Telegraph & Argus visited the building yesterday, the windows were still bordered up as Mr Ali waits for new ones to arrive.

Also on Thursday, West Yorkshire Police released CCTV images of the suspect in their appeal to the public for more information.

It read: “Police investigating an incident of criminal damage in Bradford have released an image of a man they would like to identify.

“The incident happened at business premises in Manchester Road between 30 and 31 December.

“Extensive damage was caused including to windows, security lighting and cameras.

“If you recognise this man then please contact police in Bradford on 101, or by using the West Yorkshire Police website.

“The crime reference is 13210673284.

“Information can also be reported anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or online.”

It is the third time the premises has been been targeted over the years.

Back in 2011, a thief - dubbed Bradford’s dumbest burglar - was arrested within hours of the Telegraph & Argus publishing images of him unscrewing cameras from the walls of the same building.

A year later, someone stole two CCTV cameras only a fortnight after Mr Ali had completed the replacement of the previously pinched devices.

Mr Ali spent £100,000 converting the premises from a pub to solicitors’ offices over a decade ago.

After the second incident in 2012, he said: "The worst thing is I only got the cameras fixed, after the previous theft, in the last couple of weeks and I still have a bill for more than £1,000 to pay for that. Now we are going to have to replace it all over again.”