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Vandals strike at Kintore butchers


By Grant Milne


The Dossett family have had the shop since 2009.
The Dossett family have had the shop since 2009.

MANAGEMENT at a Kintore family butcher have spoke of their shock after their shop was targeted by vandals.

J&G Dossett, who have occupied the premises in the town's Square since 2009, made the discovery in the early hours of Friday morning.

Thousands of pounds of wreckage was caused, including the shop door's glass panel smashed, significant cracks sustained to a window, and paint smeared across the entrance, although no indication of a breaking-in or theft appears to have taken place.

It is thought that the attack would have occured sometime between 11pm on Thursday (February 6) and 1am on Friday (February 7).

But Emma McLean, daughter of owner John Dossett, says vandalism has never been a problem in the town.

“It's disruptive more than anything”, she commented.

“I'm not sure who [was involved] or why it was our shop that was targeted, it's one of life's little mysteries at the moment.

“Kintore is a great place, it's a quiet neighbourhood, that's why it has come as a bit of a shock.

“We haven't had any problems the whole time we've been here, neither had the previous owners.

“It's a bit of a nuisance but we managed to get the shop open again on Friday morning.”

Vandals also launched paint over the entrance.
Vandals also launched paint over the entrance.

She added: “Our community is great – we get on well with everyone that comes into the shop and we've never had any instances of shoplifting.

“We've been really lucky to be quite honest, but this is just one of those things that has unfortunately happened.

“We tried to find out if anyone else in the area has been affected [by recent vandalism] but that doesn't seem to be the case.”

Anyone with information relating to the incident should contact Police Scotland on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 should you wish to remain anonymous.



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