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Police / Graffiti defaces properties in Lerwick including Town Hall

A building on the Esplanade, Sound Primary School, the King Harald St playpark and paving outside BBC Radio Shetland on Pitt Lane was also targeted

Photo: Shetland News

LERWICK Town Hall has become the target of vandalism after graffiti was sprayed onto one of its exterior walls overnight.

Graffiti also appeared next to the ‘Welcome to Lerwick’ sign on the Esplanade, Sound Primary School and outside the BBC Radio Shetland studios at Pitt Lane. The playpark at King Harald St was also graffitied.

Police were informed this morning (Tuesday) and said enquiries were ongoing.

Council convener Malcolm Bell said seeing the graffiti was “extremely disappointing”.

He added: “Never mind that this is a Grade 1 Listed building, and has recently undergone an enormous amount of conservation work, there is a social event scheduled for later today and our cleaning teams will now be under pressure to remove the graffiti before the celebrants arrive.

“This kind of childish behaviour is really irresponsible and thoughtless.”

Photo: Shetland News
Photo: Shetland News
Graffiti outside BBC Radio Shetland.


Community policing in action: constable Angela Manson helps cleaning the pavement outside BBC Radio Shetland. Photo: Courtesy of BBC
Sound Primary School. Photo: Elise Smith