Vandals targeted chip shop after owner celebrated death of the Queen

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Police attended Jaki's Fish and Chip Shop in Muir of Ord, Highlands, after angry locals egged the shop's windows. (SWNS)
Police attended Jaki's Fish and Chip Shop in Muir of Ord, Highlands, after angry locals egged the shop's windows. (SWNS)

Vandals have targeted a chip shop after the owner celebrated the death of the Queen.

As news of the monarch's death circulated last Thursday Jaki Pickett, who runs Jaki's Fish and Chip Shop, posted a video of herself on her shop's Facebook page popping a bottle of champagne.

Pictures show her holding up a chalkboard that read "Lizard Liz Dead and London Bridge has fallen.”

The chip shop owner was blasted on social media and the post has now been deleted.

Police were called after angry locals pelted the shop, in Muir of Ord, Scottish Highlands, with eggs.

Smashed eggshells could be seen on the ground while ketchup was splattered on a bench.

Smashed eggshells could be seen on the ground while ketchup was splattered on a bench. (SWNS)
Smashed eggshells could be seen on the ground while ketchup was splattered on a bench. (SWNS)
Police guarded the shop after Jaki Pickett posted a video of herself popping a bottle of champagne on her shop's Facebook page. (SWNS)
Police guarded the shop after Jaki Pickett posted a video of herself popping a bottle of champagne on her shop's Facebook page. (SWNS)

Pickett's membership of the National Federation of Fish Friers (NFFF) has been revoked.

In a statement, the NFFF said: "The NFFF has been made aware of social media posts made by one of our members that are in extremely bad taste and completely against all of the values our organisation and industry hold dear.

"We have discussed this as a board and have taken the decision to revoke the membership of this business owner and we will be writing to them and asking them to remove all association of the NFFF from her business, social media and websites."

The vandals also splattered ketchup over a bench (SWNS)
The vandals also splattered ketchup over a bench (SWNS)
Police were called after a chip shop was targeted by locals who were angry that owner had celebrated the death of the Queen. (SWNS)
Police and residents gathered after the shop was targeted. (SWNS)

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A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Shortly after 8.30pm on Thursday, 8 September, officers attended at a business in the Seaforth Road area of Muir of Ord following a report of a large crowd gathered in the area.

“Officers remained at the scene to ensure the safety of all present and the group subsequently dispersed peacefully.

"No further police action has been required.”