Pikunrat, a manager at PatPong Thai, said their restaurant was also damaged on 8th April, despite there being no apparent connection between the businesses.
He added: “I want to know the reason why this is happening to us, why are we being targeted?”
Writing publicly on Facebook, Endlebury ward councillor Mitchell Goldie said the vandalism of Spice Station was a “shameful attack on a much-valued local business” and called on local police to do more.
He added: “It’s disappointing the police are still not taking this matter seriously. Chingford Green ward has three dedicated neighbourhood officers so this is not a capacity issue.”
Speaking later to the Echo he added: “I understand that the Met are dealing with a lot but there needs to be an improvement in communication… Local businesses need to be assured that the incident is being investigated.”
Asked to respond to these concerns, Inspector Ganesh Rasaratnam from the local police said officers are “aware of the incidents” at Spice Station and other businesses.
He added: “They are currently investigating the allegation of criminal damage… and this remains a live investigation. Officers have also been liaising with the local councillor about the concerns raised.”