Journalists at a weekly newspaper had to work from a pub yesterday after a break in at their offices.
The door appeared to have been forced overnight, leaving workers stranded outside.
Police and a locksmith were called to the premises, which was closed to the public as a result.
Meanwhile the staff took refuge at Wetherspoon’s outlet The Old Angel, next door to the paper’s offices on the corner of Cleveland Street and Printing Office Street.
Free Press chief reporter Darren Burke tweeted the picture below following the incident with the words: “Slightly different venue for @DonnyFreePress staff this morning after office break-in.”
A story on the newspaper’s website reads: “Staff turning up for the work discovered the front door buckled. It appears to have been forced – leaving workers stranded outside.
“Police and maintenance workers have been called to the offices, which the Free Press moved into just over two years ago.
“During the disruption, staff will not be able to answer telephone calls, emails or public callers to the office. We apologise for the inconvenience.
“Journalists and advertising staff are attempting to work remotely while a locksmith is called to carry out repairs to the door.”
Staff returned to the office at around 11am.