Toff’s in Muswell Hill vandalised as flowers lie outside for late owner George Georgiou

PUBLISHED: 12:48 27 April 2020 | UPDATED: 15:05 27 April 2020

Toff's now boarded up following the attempted break-in. Picture: Deanna Bogdanovic

Toff's now boarded up following the attempted break-in. Picture: Deanna Bogdanovic


Toff’s in Muswell Hill was vandalised on Sunday night despite floral tributes lining the shopfront for its late owner George Georgiou.

The smashed front window. Picture: Natalie SauerThe smashed front window. Picture: Natalie Sauer

The fish and chips restaurant’s main window - now boarded up - was reportedly smashed with wood after the vandal failed the first time to break it with a glass bottle.

The perpetrator then allegedly broke a car’s wing mirror and smashed a plant pot at a house in St James Lane.

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Last Monday (April 20), Toff’s owner George Georgiou, 62, died from coronavirus, prompting an outpour of tributes from Muswell Hill and beyond.

George Georgiou, 62. Picture: Deanna BogdanovicGeorge Georgiou, 62. Picture: Deanna Bogdanovic

Muswell Business traders group said the area “will never be the same” without George as he was “one of our own”.

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