ALASTAIR Ross – the owner of the building – said the problem was down to criminals and that he has been doing all he can to stop them attacking his former premises.
And the practising solicitor revealed his anger at the vandalism taking place at his building.
“These are Ilkeston people apparently making criminal incursions into the building,” he said. “I do wish they would cease.”
Mr Ross defended himself against claims that he is not doing enough to secure the building by showing to the Advertiser a letter from Erewash Borough Council thanking him for his co-operation with problems at the building.
He added: “I do my best to help but frankly I want to deal with this building as soon as possible.”
He confirmed he is looking at converting the building into apartments.