Kirrie police appeal for witnesses

Kirriemuir Square.
Kirriemuir Square.

Police in Kirriemuir are appealing for members of the public to come forward to help trace those responsible for a series of acts of vandalism in the town in recent weeks.

Play equipment at Kirrie Hill, valued at £500, was damaged in the run up to Easter, and the bandstand at Kirrie Den was vandalised.

Angus councillor Ronnie Proctor this week also urged members of the public pass on to the police any information they may have in an attempt to catch those responsible.

Local community liaison officer Constable Gail Beattie kept residents informed on Twitter at the weekend when she wrote: “Disappointed to report vandalism in Kirriemuir in past few weeks. Must have been the school holidays!”

Among the incidents she listed were:-

Vandalism to the footpath and door to the bandstand in The Den sometime between 9.30 a.m. on April 21 and 3.30 p.m. on April 22.

The boat and the spiro gyro were broken at the Peter Pan Park on Kirrie Hill between 9.30 a.m . on April 16 and 9.30 a.m. on April 17.

A security light at Kirriemuir Health Centre was damaged sometime between 5 p.m. on April 23 and 10 a.m. on April 24.

A quantity of diesel was stolen from farm cottages near Linross between April 16 and 24.

Police are also investigating vandalism to a parked car at Whiteside, Kirriemuir between 5.30 p.m. on April 16 and 5.45 a.m. on April 17.

Anyone with any information regarding any of the above incidents is asked to contact Police Scotland on the non-emergency number 101.

Commenting on the vandalism, Angus councillor Ronnie Proctor said: “I appeal to parents and others in the community who may know who is responsible, to come forward.

“We need to get the message across that everybody is suffering. We are having to spend much-needed resources on this at times of cutbacks.”