Hunt for razor blade vandal at council car park.

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RAZOR blades, nails and broken glass were sprinkled around a Kirkintilloch car park in a malicious attack.

Police have been called in to investigate the incident at East Dunbartonshire Council headquarters.

Council workers at Tom Johnston House, in Kirkintilloch, were stunned to discover the car park had been covered in nails and broken glass.

Miraculously no vehicles were damaged as a result.

It’s believed that razor blades had also been found in the car park in a callous attempt to damage workers’ cars.

The ordeal unfolded last Wednesday, February 22. Council staff were alerted to the situation by e-mail.

East Dunbartonshire Council leader Rhondda Geekie said: “It’s very disappointing that someone is so annoyed with the council that they would take such drastic action.

“Not only that, members of the public use the car park and one of their cars could have been damaged.

“If someone is annoyed about something, they should approach us so that we can be given the chance to sort out the issue.”

Derek Cunningham, director of development and infrastructure at East Dunbartonshire Council, said: “Unfortunately the car park at Tom Johnston House was subject to nails and glass being strewn around the parking bays.

“Appropriate action was taken to have the affected area cleared. Fortunately there were no reports of damage to any vehicles. The matter was reported to Strathclyde Police.”

Constable John Murray, local authority liaison officer, said: “Police and the council are working in partnership to establish who is responsible for this mindless act, which could have caused considerable damage to council vehicles and the private vehicles of council staff, as well as visiting members of the public.

“Any information as to those responsible can be passed to Kirkintilloch Police Office on 0141 532 4400 or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.”