At­tacks: Long list of sim­i­lar in­ci­dents

The Press and Journal (North-East) - - LOCAL NEWS -

The tar­geted at­tack against the Fraser­burgh first re­spon­ders is just the lat­est in­ci­dent in­volv­ing vol­un­teer groups in the re­gion.

In the past year, the coast­guard and Banff ’s own first re­spon­ders have been hit.

Last month, vol­un­teers of Fraser­burgh Coast­guard were left with a clean­ing bill af­ter a man broke into their of­fices to steal fizzy drinks and a bat­tery charger.

Paul Mor­rice, from the town, had also bro­ken into the crew’s ve­hi­cle between Septem­ber 7-9 and left a trail of blood around the sta­tion which took the group off­line.

He con­fessed to be­ing re­spon­si­ble for the theft at Peter­head Sher­iff Court af­ter be­ing ap­pre­hended by po­lice.

Sev­eral months ear­lier, an­other thief broke into the coast­guard of­fices and stole the group’s lap­top which it re­lied on for weather and emer­gency up­dates.

The per­son re­spon­si­ble has never been iden­ti­fied.

And a 19-year-old man was also re­cently charged af­ter a de­fib­ril­la­tor cabi­net was van­dalised in Banff.

Last year, char­ity boxes for the RNLI were stolen across Mac­duff – from lo­cal take­aways and the lifeboat sta­tion it­self.

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