Police appeal after vandals target Glenrothes school

Tanshall Primary closed for the final time in July.
Tanshall Primary closed for the final time in July.

Police in Glenrothes are appealing to the public to help them catch vandals who have smashed windows and caused other damage to an empty school building.

Tanshall Primary School, which was one of five schools across the region closed by Fife Council following a strategic review of school provision, has lain empty since it closed its doors for the last time in July.

Since then vandals have targeted the empty building, causing a range of damage.

To combat the problem police have now issued letters to residents living close to the school site calling on them to report anyone seen in the grounds acting suspiciously or being seen causing further damage.

“Due to the premises now being vacant it appears to have become the target of unwanted visitors who are intent upon damaging the property in various ways,” said Community Sergeant Kenny Greig.

He added: “A school watch would ensure that the school’s closure does not have an impact on our surroundings and also there is an obvious financial cost.

“If people witness anything suspicious, or indeed if they see anyone within the school grounds committing a crime, we urge them to contact Police Scotland on 101 or crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

“All information will be treated in the strictest confidence.”

The building is due to be demolished to make way for new housing.