Prosecco-swilling Gay's the Word bookshop burglars caught red-handed by police

Prosecco-swilling Gay's the Word bookshop burglars caught red-handed by police

A pair of Prosecco-drinking burglars have been sentenced after police caught the two men knocking back alcohol during a break-in at Gay's the Word bookshop. 

Police were called to the famous Soho store just after 3 a.m. on Sunday (9th February) and found the burglars had stopped to enjoy Prosecco left over from a bookshop event. 

Manager Jim MacSweeney said he assumed the shop had been targeted in a homophobic attack when he was told police were outside the shop,.

He told The Bookseller: "That was disturbing. Finding out it was burglary was more of a pain, although it’s still distressing...

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