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.”
Officers have been carrying out searches of people arriving on site this week – and have already arrested a 24-year-old man.
A quantity of pills and a knife were both recovered from the man, who has been arrested on suspicion of possession of Class A drugs and possession of a bladed article.
After the arrest, Superintendent Phil Spurgeon issued a statement to criminals, saying ‘don’t bother coming to Parklife’.
He said: “We have a really robust police and partnership community safety operation for the festival, and the arrest and seizure yesterday demonstrates the vigilance of security staff, our thorough search procedures and our commitment to keeping people safe.
“Make no mistake, illegal items such as weapons and drugs can have fatal consequences. Our top priority this weekend is keeping people safe, and anyone caught trying to take such items into the festival will be robustly dealt with.
“I hope the genuine festival-goers are excited for the fantastic weekend ahead and I am confident the majority will enjoy the event responsibly and safely.”
Greater Manchester Police and Parklife security staff will be working closely together to intercept anyone travelling to the festival with criminal intentions.
The arrest on 8 June was thanks to the festival’s drug detection dogs.
In a formal statement addressing the situation, the city‘s flagship further education institution says some of its systems have been accessed by an “unauthorised party” and that data has “likely been copied” as a result of this.
The University’s in-house experts are said to be “working around the clock” to resolve the issue.
External support teams are also said to be working in collaboration with the University to understand what data has been accessed.
Patrick Hackett – Registrar, Secretary, and Chief Operating Officer at the University of Manchester – explained in a statement issued this morning: “Regrettably, I have to share with you the news that the University is the victim of a cyber incident, [as] it has been confirmed that some of our systems have been accessed by an unauthorised party and data have likely been copied.
“Our in-house experts and established expert external support are working around the clock to resolve this incident, and we are working to understand what data has been accessed”.
Mr Hackett said he understands the nature of the issue will “cause concern to members of our community”, and says the University is “very sorry for this”.
The University says it is also working with relevant authorities – including the Information Commissioner’s Office, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the National Crime Agency, and other regulatory bodies – to resolve the issue, and will provide information to those affected as soon as they are able to.
Students and staff are also be told to be vigilant to any suspicious phishing emails within the coming days – with the University’s IT Services team having published some relevant advice to refer to.