Seven homes attacked in Elgin vandalism spree

Seven properties in the Waulkmill Grove area were attacked.

SEVERAL HOMES IN the Waulkmill Grove area of Elgin were attacked by vandals at the weekend – prompting an appeal from local police.

The incident happened at around 10.30pm on Saturday evening (January 21) with the fences of several houses having paint sprayed on them.

Investigating the incident is Constable Gemma Low from the Elgin Policing Team, who said: “Seven houses in Waulkmill Grove had their fences vandalised and have had graffiti spray-painted on them.

“The cost of damage to the fences has yet to be established but the residents were understandably very upset on discovering the damage.

“We are following a positive line of enquiry but are appealing for anyone who saw anything to contact us.

“I am aware that a group of youths were in the area about 10.30 pm on Saturday night. If anyone witnessed the events, or otherwise has information about the incident, I would urge them to contact us.”

Last night one local resident contacted insideMoray to say: “They daubed paint on fencing and walls – what ever happened to common decency in this town?

“Nobody can tell me this is kids being bored – this is just plain evil and we are seeing it all over Elgin.  What to do about it? That starts with parents taking more responsibility, sadly I don’t see that happening any time soon.”

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland via 101 or, if they wish to remain anonymous, to contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.