Bradford hotel break-ins are isolated to coaches

Nine coaches have been targeted in the last five weeks, with no other vehicles affected

Another coach was vandalised at the Clarion Cedar Court Hotel in Bradford on Saturday.

Nine coaches have been broken into or damaged in the last five weeks in what the hotel describes as a recent “social issue”.

So far, only coaches have been targeted.

Clarion Cedar Court claims it is “devastated” and is doing everything in its power to resolve the issue.

Since the problems began, the hotel says it has taken several measures, including on-site security and a cordoned off area of the car park to give coaches priority close to the building.

The hotel is also offering drivers off-site parking at Bradford interchange if they are not comfortable – with drivers’ travel costs back to the hotel paid for.

Wayne Topley, Managing Director of Cedar Court Hotels, believes the issue is down to petty vandalism.

He tells routeone: “From the details provided by the drivers to the police very little has been taken from the coaches. We are dealing with a social issue that has now become our direct concern.

“We’re facing this absolutely head on – this is a massive risk to the drivers, passengers, my team and our business. We do not take lightly the impact this has had.

“I want to apologise in person to the drivers and the operators for the issues the incidents have caused, we will not rest until they are resolved and our coaches are safe.”