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Police repeat call for information as vandalism cases continue to rise


By David Porter

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Since October a number of incidents of vandalisms have occurred in the Boddam, Cruden Bay, Hatton, Ellon and Oldmeldrum areas.

A total of 16 houses, in addition to commercial premises, have been targeted with being windows broken, causing significant damage.

It is suspected that the incidents may be linked due to the type of damage caused.

A gym in the centre of Ellon is the latest business to suffer damage
A gym in the centre of Ellon is the latest business to suffer damage

All damaged windows sustaining a small hole in the glass with what is believed to be a pellet gun or similar projectile device.

PC Megan McDonald of Formartine Community Policing Team said; “The number of vandalism’s across the north Shire area is shocking and has caused a great deal of distress to home and business owners.

"I am appealing to anyone who may have seen or heard any suspicious activity near the areas of the vandalisms to get in touch with Police.

"If anyone has domestic CCTV near to the areas targeted, in particular on the A90 Peterhead to Ellon and A920 Ellon to Oldmeldrum, we are keen to hear from you.

The disregard for public and private property will not be tolerated in our community and we will investigate these incidents thoroughly.”

Police can be contacted by phone on 101 or via Police Scotland website.

Anonymous reports can be made to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.



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