A GARDEN Centre was targeted by thieves who attempted to steal a pricey Buddha sculpture and left with only the head.

Staff at the West End Garden Centre believe the intruders broke in on Saturday night and broke the figurine as they tried to remove it.

Dozens of customers posted messages of support to the business, which has operated a delivery service through lockdown.

One posted: "Visited your garden centre for the first time last week and thought it was great, and I remember admiring the buddha at the time.

"Sad this had to happen. Horrible people. I hope karma catches up with them."