Outrage at 'despicable' vandals as graffiti mars Kirkcaldy waterfront

Vandals who spray-painted distinctive graffiti along parts of Kirkcaldy’s sea wall have been branded thoughtless.

Friday, 2nd July 2021, 4:22 pm

Around half a dozen slogans were spray-painted – and similar handiwork was daubed on the front of the mass vaccine centre at the former M&S Store in the High Street.

The graffiti first appeared at the beginning of this week, with the slogan ‘Don’t believe the hype’ as well as the words ‘Abuse’ and ‘Abuser’ among other illegible designs.

Cllr Cameron said: “I have been dealing with this despicable act of vandalism and I’ve reported it to Fife Council which currently has the Community Payback Team out removing the graffiti.

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'Don't believe the hype' slogan spray-painted on the wall at Kirkcaldy waterfront - one of a number of acts of vandalism reported to the police

"We need to highlight this problem as someone in our community knows who is responsible for doing this.

Cllr Alistair Cameron standing next to one of the pieces of graffiti on Kirkcaldy's waterfront

"The graffiti has very distinctive handwriting.”He added: "I’m absolutely furious that someone has done this to our beautiful seafront that thousands of people use this area for walks and recreation – it’s sickening.”

Cllr Cameron added the graffiti that appeared at the start of the week was swiftly removed by Fife Council, but the vandal struck again just days later.

“For the graffiti to be removed only for the vandal to strike again is disgusting,” he added.

"This needs to stop immediately, and I’m asking that if anyone knows who is doing this to come forward, even anonymously, to Police Scotland or Fife Council.

The word 'Abuse' sprayed on the seawall in Kirkcaldy

"Clearly someone has to know who did this.

"Currently the Community Payback Team are three quarters the way to removing the graffiti and I would like to thank them for the fantastic job they have done.”

If you have any information, please call Police Scotland on: 101, or Fife Council on: 03451 55 00 00.

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Graffiti at the vaccine centre base dat the former M&S store on High Street, Kirkcaldy

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