Plea for help to catch vandals after play equipment targeted at Aberdeen school

A head teacher told of her disappointment after vandals targeted the school’s play area.

Police in Aberdeen are investigating after thugs damaged Kirkhill School’s nursery play equipment.

The school’s acting head teacher Shona Milne said: “I’m incredibly disappointed that we have been targeted in this way, it was incredibly distressing for the children to be faced with this damage.

“There are still some repairs to be carried out, taking up time and resources, but I must thank the parents and staff who helped clear up the play area.

“Their efforts are very much appreciated.”

Items of play equipment at the school in Kincorth were attacked at some point between noon on November 10 and 8.15am on November 13.

Pc Paul McEwen of Nigg Community Policing Team said: “This was a mindless act of vandalism to an area used by nursery pupils on a day-to-day basis.

“The parents of the children and the teachers of Kirkhill School put in a lot of effort to make an area the nursery pupils can enjoy and use.

“This, however has been partly ruined for no apparent reason.

“I am looking to identify those involved and deal with the incident appropriately.

“My colleagues and I will conduct targeted patrols in this area to prevent any reoccurrence.

“If anyone recalls seeing or hearing anything suspicious in the area of the school I would ask that they get in touch and pass on any information they have.”

Anyone with information or details about those involved can contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting reference 432 of November 14.

Those wanting to remain anonymous can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.