‘Disgusting’ graffiti a blight on Speyside community

Mortlach Primary – one of several graffiti targets

A Moray primary school has become one of the targets in a spree of obscene graffiti that has angered a Speyside community.

Crude slogans with references to drugs have appeared at several locations in Dufftown including at Mortlach Primary School, forcing action from Moray Council and the launch of a police investigation.

Disgusted locals have been expressing their dismay via social media sites this week with one commenting that after a lifetime in the town it was the worse incidents of graffiti that she had ever seen.

Local councillor Mike McConnachie said he is well aware of the issue and believed whoever was responsible must be of a “reasonable age” going by the height of the graffiti on walls in the town.

Police confirmed that they were aware with a spokesman saying: “We have made numerous inquiries in the local area but so far we are yet to discover anything that would give us an idea on who is responsible for these offences.”

Anyone who has information on the culprits for the damage, which has appeared on Balvenie Street, the Clock Tower area, York Street and MacDuff Place as well as at the primary school, is being asked to call Police Scotland on 101.

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