Police ask public to keep an eye out for so-called ‘artists’

Defaced: A member of the publics private home sign was left ruined by vandals.
Defaced: A member of the publics private home sign was left ruined by vandals.

Members of the public in Mintlaw have recently seen a number of vandal attacks on both public buildings and private homes.

There have been a number of incidents of graffiti vandalism in the Mintlaw area including obscene images being left on the front of Mintlaw Library and name signs of private homes being sprayed.

Aberdeenshire Division Crime Reduction Officer, Constable Andy Rankin said: “Graffiti is considered a form of Art by some, however, the law in Scotland clearly states that the acts as described above would be a form of Vandalism.

“The defacing of Public and private property is not acceptable and reflects badly on the community. The Police, in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council, are working hard to ensure that Aberdeenshire does not become blighted by graffiti.

“I would urge any member of the public who sees Graffiti being, or that has been applied, or has information as to who is responsible to call the Police on 0845 600 5 700 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.“