Aberdeen man admits defacing shelter with phone number and message asking women to call him for sex

Aberdeen Sheriff Court.

A man has admitted defacing a shelter and tunnel by writing his phone number and asking women to call him for sex.

Victor Rae, 46, wrote the graffiti on the shelter and tunnel on Aberdeen’s Beach Esplanade between October 13 and November 7 last year.

Fiscal depute Kelly Mitchell told Aberdeen Sheriff Court police received intelligence about the graffiti on the shelter and the tunnel, and recognised the lettering as similar to previous messages written by Rae.

One message asked if any women were interested in sex.

Another included his phone number and said: “Come on ladies, call me.”

Ms Mitchell said: “The mobile phone number was the phone number that the police had on their system for the accused.”

The shelter wall had to be repainted at a cost of £75 and the tunnel wall had to be power cleaned, costing £150.

Mike Monro, Rae’s solicitor, said the matter had been “disastrous for him from start to finish”.

Rae pleaded guilty to wilfully or recklessly damaging property.

Sheriff Philip Mann deferred sentence on Rae, whose address was given as School Avenue, Aberdeen, until next month for reports.