Vandals smash windows at Kirkcaldy charity for the blind

Police are appealing for anyone with information to get in touch after vandals again targeted a Kirkcaldy charity for the blind.

Friday, 7th May 2021, 5:11 pm

Seescape, based in the town’s Wilson Avenue, which has been repeatedly targeted by vandals in the past, has had its windows smashed once again.

The building was attacked at around 3pm on Saturday, April 3 with staff discovering the damage as they arrived for work on the Monday morning after.

A spokeswoman for Seescape said five windows needed replaced, creating damage estimated to be around £1000.

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Police have appealed for information after windows were smashed again at Seescape in Kirkcaldy last month.

She said: “It happened on the Easter weekend and we are always saddened with this happens. Unfortunately this is not the first time we have been the victim of vandalism. But this is the most damage that we have had done at one time and it diverts our funds away from looking after people in Fife with sight loss.

"We do have CCTV and we always provide the police with the footage.

"The vandalism moves up and down this area, but it is always very disappointing for the staff here because we work so hard – it isn’t a very nice thing to happen.

"We can’t make the property a fortress because we can’t afford to do that as a charity – and I don’t think people realise that we are trying to look after people with sight loss in Fife.

"I just don’t know what goes through people’s minds when they do it. It is a sad thing all round.”

She said that they have received some cash donations from people to pay towards the cost of the damage after the charity posted the incident on its Facebook page which she said they were really grateful for, but she said ideally they would want to use people’s donations more positively than to pay for damage caused by vandals.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 8.15am on Monday, April 5, we received a report of windows smashed at a property on Wilson Avenue, Kirkcaldy.

“The damage, estimated to be worth around £1000, is believed to have occurred around 3:00pm on Saturday, April 3.

“Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with any information is asked to contact 101 quoting incident 0511 of 5 April, 2021.”

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