Hill vandalism: youths charged

police appeals for information regarding vandalism to the community mosaic at the entrance to Kirrie Hill have proved successful, with three youths being identified and charged in connection with the incident, writes Janet Thomson.

There was widespread public condemnation of the vandalism to the obelisk which was created as part of Angus Council’s £350,000 upgrade programme of the beauty spot.

Angus Council commissioned local artist and teacher Maureen Crosbie to work with locals to create the special piece of artwork, which was unveiled last November.

The obelisk-like structure has four faces, each sporting designs devised by primary school pupils from the Kirriemuir cluster area.

Maureen worked closely with the whole community who turned out in force to piece together the four images.

Local councillors and the police condemned the vandalism, and their appeals for information sparked a good response.

At the time of going to press on Tuesday (yesterday) a spokesman for Tayside Police confirmed three boys had been charged.

He said: “Tayside Police can confirm three boys aged 11, 12 and 15 years old have been charged and reported to the Youth Justice Assessor in connection with an incident at the Hill of Kirriemuir, Westhill Road between April 1 and June 4.”