A charity shop in Beaconsfield was targeted in what is believed to be an attempted break-in over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

Staff at the South Bucks Hospice shop in The Arcade, Maxwell Road, found the glass on the front door cracked, which charity bosses say will cost a “couple of hundred” pounds to repair.

They confirmed that thankfully no-one managed to get into the shop.

It comes just months after thieves broke into the South Bucks Hospice shop in Park Parade, Hazlemere, over the New Year weekend, making off with a safe containing hundreds of pounds and causing five doors to be damaged, which were expected to cost around £2,000 to fix.

Bosses said there was what appeared to be an attempt to force open the door on the high street in the latest incident.

In pictures taken at the scene, the glass on the front door was seen being replaced.

The charity’s CEO, Jo Woolf, said: “We are shocked to see that someone has attempted to break in to another of our charity shops over Easter.

“Fortunately no-one got in the shop but it is still very disappointing to see. We know that there are still so many good people in the community who help our hospice but it does make us heartsick as this destructive action will cost a couple of hundred pounds to repair.”

“As a charity, South Bucks Hospice receives less than three per cent of our operational funding from statutory sources, with our shops acting as a valuable source of income.”