Cam­paigner’s home van­dalised

The Oban Times - - News -

HUN­DREDS of pounds worth of dam­age was in­flicted on a cam­paigner’s home in the sort of crime rarely seen in Oban.

Black spray paint was used to write ‘Dobed’ or ‘Dober’ on a stor­age box out­side the 64-year- old woman’s house be­low McCaig’s tower, and spray paint was also used to van­dalise her front door.

The in­ci­dent hap­pened some­time be­tween 10.45pm on Mon­day Novem­ber 17 and 9am on Tues­day Novem­ber 18

Po­lice are now un­der­tak­ing door-to- door in­ves­ti­ga­tions and have promised to bring the van­dal to jus­tice.

The Oban Times spoke to the vic­tim, who runs a cam­paign against dog foul­ing in the town, who said any­one with in­for­ma­tion should con­tact the po­lice.

Po­lice said this was a highly un­usual in­ci­dent in Oban and that they were in­creas­ing of­fi­cers in the area. Sergeant Alan Moore said: ‘ We are tak­ing this mat­ter very se­ri­ously. We will be run­ning ad­di­tional pa­trols in the area.

‘The per­son who car­ried out this act of van­dal­ism should be aware that the penalty can be a pe­riod of im­pris­on­ment or a heavy fine.’

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion should con­tact Con­sta­ble Chris Pringle on 101 or speak to a uni­formed of­fi­cer.

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