Gay Village shop Clonezone ‘lost for words’ after FOURTH attack

How is this still happening!?

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 23rd May 2023

There’s heartache across Manchester today after Gay Village business Clonezone was attacked – for a fourth time.

The shop on Sackville Street has been the victim of repeated attacks from vandals who have been seen speeding away from the scene on a motorbike.

In fact, its windows are still boarded up from the most recent spate of vandalism just a few weeks ago.

This is now the fourth time the thugs have caused damage to the building in just two months.

A man had previously been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit criminal damage and was released with bail conditions.


Clonezone has released shocking CCTV footage that once again shows what appears to be the same orange motorbike pulling up outside the shop.

One person then leaps off the back of the bike and attacks the glass door of Clonezone with what looks like a crow bar, before the pair speed off down Sackville Street in the direction of Portland Street.


Clonezone UK wrote, sharing the footage: “Unfortunately I can confirm that @CZManchester has been attacked for a fourth time.

“My colleague Richard Tropez: ‘Police have said that they know the routes the bike has taken in the past. The windows are still boarded up, but it’s the door glass they went through this time’

“Thankfully, our staff are unharmed. Please share this video^ far & wide, if you can, and help us find any information that could track these people down. We want them caught. Thanks, *Topher.”


The Manchester shop then posted: “Kind of lost for words at the moment that this has happened again.

“Thank you so much to all of you for the support & solidarity. Please, if anyone has any information or has seen this bike in your area contact [email protected], crime stoppers or the police. Thank you again – Cris.”

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said last night: “At around 5.50pm today (Monday 22 May 2023) Greater Manchester Police were called to reports of criminal damage at a premises on Sackville Street, Manchester.

“Officers attended the scene and an investigation is ongoing to determine the full circumstances surrounding this incident.”

Featured image: Twitter, @clonezoneuk