New artwork vandalised
People’s Project leader Mark Jardine and Dumfries town centre ambassador Lorraine Wilson are “angry and disappointed” that a vandal ripped a mural off a wall in a close next to the old Bakers Oven.
The mural of Captain Hook was discovered lying twisted on the ground on Monday morning.
Local artist Jo McSkimming had been commissioned by the People’s Project to create the Peter Pan story in murals.
Mr Jardine said: “They cost a substantial amount of money but were vandalised before I had the chance to write the final cheque to pay for them.
“I do sometimes wonder, what is the point of trying to make Dumfries clean and tidy, and the closes interesting to look at for locals and visitors alike if mindless idiots simply trash everything? Frustrating it is to those who hold Dumfries close to their heart and try to do their best.”
Annoyed Mark Jardine and Lorraine Wilson in the close where the mural was pulled from the wall