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.”
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