Hunt on for ‘mind­less’ school van­dals

Crime: Con­cern for chil­dren af­ter ‘dis­grace­ful’ de­struc­tion at pri­mary

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen) - - FRONT PAGE - BY JAMES WYLLIE

A search has been launched for the “mind­less” van­dals who tar­geted an Aberdeen school.

Twenty-two win­dows were bro­ken at Tul­los Pri­mary in Girdle­ness Road, Torry.

Po­lice con­firmed that a num­ber of items were also found “strewn” across the play­ground.

A search has been launched for the “mind­less” van­dals who tar­geted an Aberdeen school and caused sub­stan­tial dam­age to the prop­erty.

Early on Satur­day, 22 win­dows were bro­ken at Tul­los Pri­mary in Girdle­ness Road, Torry.

Po­lice said a num­ber of items were also found “strewn” across the play­ground.

Con­sta­ble Andy McNally, of the Torry Com­mu­nity Polic­ing Team, said: “Van­dal­ism to a school in par­tic­u­lar is com­pletely un­ac­cept­able.

“The cost of re­pair in this case will be sig­nif­i­cant and it will im­pact upon pupils, par­ents and school staff un­til such re­pairs can be made. “This was a mind­less act. “I par­tic­u­larly ap­peal to the par­ents of young peo­ple in the area to be aware of what their chil­dren are do­ing when out at night and to re­in­force the con­se­quences of such acts upon the com­mu­nity and them­selves.”

Aberdeen City Coun­cil’s ed­u­ca­tion con­vener, John Wheeler, said: “It is very up­set­ting for the chil­dren who at­tend the school and for staff, par­ents and the wider com­mu­nity.”

SNP coun­cil­lor for Torry, Ca­tri­ona Macken­zie, added: “It shows a lack of con­sid­er­a­tion for the chil­dren who should be able to feel safe in this en­vi­ron­ment.

“Any­one who has any in­for­ma­tion should come for­ward to the po­lice as soon as they can.”

Scot­tish Con­ser­va­tive ward coun­cil­lor Alan Don­nelly said: “It is a dis­grace. I hope some neigh­bours saw what hap­pened and can give as much in­for­ma­tion as pos­si­ble to the po­lice.

“We must find out who it was. They need to be caught and made aware of the dam­age they have done.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to con­tact po­lice on 101, quot­ing in­ci­dent 0239 of 30/09.

MIND­LESS: Bro­ken win­dows at Tul­los Pri­mary School in Girdle­ness Road, Torry, Aberdeen

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