More bigoted graffiti appears in underpass
Sickening sectarian abuse has once again appeared on the underpass between Rutherglen Main Street and Mill Street.
This time, bigots have daubed anti-Catholic slogans and drawn emblems for loyalist paramilitary organisations.
One message states “F*** the Pope”.
The graffiti comes just a few months after anti-Protestant messages were painted on the same underpass walls.
Police Scotland said they were investigating the graffiti, which they described as a “hate crime”.
PC John Donnelly of Rutherglen Police said: “On October 10, Police Scotland was made aware of sectarian graffiti having been spray painted on the underpass at the Burnhill end of Main Street in Rutherglen.
“Due to the content of this graffiti, we are now dealing with this as a hate crime.
“Police Scotland will not tolerate any form of hate crime. Police Scotland has a duty to, and will, thoroughly investigate all reports of hate crime or incidents.
“If you can assist with information as to the identity of those responsible for the graffiti, you can contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting crime reference QD00941017 or alternatively through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting the same reference number.”
South Lanarkshire Council’s graffiti team is expected to remove the slogans today, Wednesday.
Alistair McKinnon, head of facilities, waste and grounds services, said: “An inspection has now been carried out and a graffiti removal team is scheduled to visit the location on Wednesday, October 11.
“We take offensive graffiti extremely seriously and I would encourage people to report it by phoning 0303 123 1020.”
Sectarian slurs The underpass between Main Street and Mill Street has been targered by bigots again