KEIGHLEY'S MP Robbie Moore has condemned attacks on the Starbucks and McDonald's premises in the town.

Windows were smashed at the two sites yesterday.

Mr Moore says: "I am sickened by last night's acts of vandalism and intimidation which were carried out in our community.

"The smashing of windows at Keighley’s Starbucks and McDonald's and the vile attempts to intimidate staff and customers were pathetic, cowardly and disgraceful acts.

"Scaring and intimidating people, pick-axing windows, and deliberately choosing to negatively impact local residents, employees and customers – who have nothing to do with the situation in Gaza – will do nothing to solve the situation in the Middle East.

"These acts are completely counterproductive – and an insult to all calling for peace in the Middle East.

"We cannot let the situation abroad destabilise community relations here. I absolutely condemn all who carry out any criminal acts or choose to use such threatening behaviour.

"The perpetrators must be dealt with with the full force of the law.

"I spoke with West Yorkshire Police late last night and have had contact with them again this morning.

"I have also written to our mayor of West Yorkshire who is responsible for police strategy across Keighley and our wider area requesting an update on her strategy to deal with these attacks."