Barbecued baby birds: 5 youths caught

Youths who broke into a salvage yard and barbecued baby blackbirds have been traced by police, reports KEVIN QUINN.

And they have also been warned that they will have to face the consequences of their behaviour, a policeman has said.

Pc Stuart Houston was commenting after five youths were traced in connection with acts of vandalism at Russell Auto Salvage, Cable Road in Glenrothes.

The vandalism included damage to more than 200 cars - at an estimated cost of £50,000 - and the torching of recently-hatched blackbirds.

The youths, all aged between 13 and 15 years-old, will be the subject of a report to the youth offender management group.

PC Houston, the reporting officer for the incident, said: “This senseless and wanton vandalism has had a devastating effect on Mr (Henry) Russell and his business.

“Whilst we are pleased to have traced the youths responsible, young people need to realise the impact such vandalism has on local residents and businesses, and face the consequences of their actions.”