Vandals wreck community garden in Morningside

Police are appealing for witnesses. Picture: John Devlin

Police are appealing for witnesses. Picture: John Devlin

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses following vandalism to a community garden in Morningside.

The incident happened sometime between 5pm on Friday, July 17 and 9am on Tuesday, July 21 at The Hermitage in Braid Hills Drive.

Polytunnels, which protect the plants and vegetation, were destroyed, resulting in £2000 worth of damage.

This is the second time damage has been reported in the area and officers are now urging anyone who can assist with their inquiries to come forward.

Inspector Graeme Nisbett said: “It is extremely disappointing that this local beauty spot has been the subject of two mindless acts of destruction in such a short space of time, both of which have resulted in expense repairs being required. “

“We will have high-visibility patrols in the area and I would ask that anyone who remembers seeing any suspicious activity around The Hermitage over the weekend or at the start of this week contacts police immediately.

“Similarly, anyone with any further information that can help us trace those responsible is also asked to get in touch.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.